New security measures may have stopped "underwear bomber"

04/13/2010 | Reuters

Had they been in place at the time, the new security screening measures that were announced April 2 probably would have prevented would-be bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab from walking onto a plane on Christmas Day. That's the opinion of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, who says the new system requires additional screening for U.S.-bound travelers who match the physical description, partial name or travel pattern of suspected terrorists.

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