World News: Increased Flight Security

The Obama administration and the United States Department of Homeland Security have recently announced that the nation will be cracking down on flights, in regards to safety precautions, to the United States from Europe and the Middle East. The stricter security measures are a result of concern for more advanced bombs designed to avoid airport security screening. Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, has directed the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, to adopt enhanced security measures in the near future at certain overseas airports. These enhanced security measures do not include changes to what travelers are allowed to take aboard airplanes. But, those flying into the United States from Europe and the Middle East can expect stricter and more thorough screenings at security checkpoints before boarding their flights. The Obama administration and Department of Homeland Security hope to decrease the chances of any dangerous situations occurring on flights. But at the same time, they do not want these stricter security measures to disturb or act as a nuisance to travelers.


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  1. lilianazha     July 5, 2014 at 2:07pm

    I think the advanced security measures , given they are used appropriately, are a good idea; however, TSA already encroaches upon many innocent citizens’ privacy, and these intrusions could possibly get out of hand.

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