11/8/2010

Because cargo flights are not subject to strict screening, a plot that involved sending an explosive device on a cargo flight was predictable and inevitable, writes David Bjellos in the Palm Beach Daily News. He notes that governments and airlines should make safety and security, not profits, top priorities as they consider how to improve cargo screening. "Today's security concerns, coupled with the extremists' continued attraction to aircraft, might require that airlines take greater responsibility in foreign countries for their baggage/cargo screenings and liability for any breaches once in international airspace," Bjellos writes.

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