The Obama administration announced this week that it has reached a milestone in its counterterrorism efforts with the full implementation of the Secure Flight program. The government is now requiring personal data on every passenger flying to or within the U.S. That information is then checked against terrorist watch lists, providing "an intelligence-based layer of security," according to TSA Administrator John Pistole. "We have to try to do the most we can before people get to the airport," he said.

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