Secretary Napolitano Concedes Air Travel Security Did Not Work

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The Obama Administration now admits that air travel security failed on Christmas Day.  It's beefing up measures at airports and in the air. At the same time it’s going all out to determine how a bomb was smuggled onto an airplane where it took action by passengers to stop it from being ignited. Could existing technology have provided better security?  Has it been held off by concerns about cost, privacy and profiling?

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Guests:
Karen DeYoung - Washington Post - @karendeyoung1, Bruce Hoffman - Visiting Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations - @hoffman_bruce, Philip Baum - Managing Director, Green Light Limited, Scott Shane - New York Times - @ScottShaneNYT

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Karen Radziner