Columnist David Grossman explains how the Secure Flight program works -- basically that travelers' names on their tickets and identification must match exactly -- and that it was implemented to thwart terrorism. However, some experts and others say the program is not an effective way to catch terrorists or prevent attacks. Grossman and others argue that we seem to be constantly trying to avoid the last attack -- rather than the next. "After every incident we add another ridiculous rule, yet the next attack is always something completely different," Grossman writes. "There has to be a more intelligent way to defend ourselves."
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