Airline Security: Nine Years after September 11

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Some $40 billion worth of security measures were defeated on Christmas Day when a man boarded an airplane with explosives sewn into his underwear. New procedures announced since Friday have already been revised as the Obama Administration struggles to reassure the traveling public. Today, the President vowed to "continue to use every element of our national power to disrupt, to dismantle and defeat the violent extremists who threaten us, whether they are from Afghanistan or Pakistan, Yemen or Somalia, or anywhere where they are plotting attacks" against the US. We hear what it's like now to fly into the US.  Will high-tech scanners or behavioral profiling be the wave of the future? Is Yemen now a greater threat to the US than Afghanistan?

Credits

Guests:
Ben Mutzabaugh - USA Today - @TodayInTheSky, Rafi Ron - former Director of Security, Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport, Jay Stanley - American Civil Liberties Union - @JayCStanley, Gregory Johnsen - journalist and author - @gregorydjohnsen, Steve Coll - Author and Dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, CEO of New America Foundation

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Christian Bordal, Sonya Geis