Airport and Aviation Security: U.S. Policy and Strategy in by Bartholomew Elias

By Bartholomew Elias

The reaction of the U.S. federal govt to the occasions of September eleven, 2001 has mirrored the problem of awesome a stability among enforcing security features to discourage terrorist assaults whereas while proscribing disruption to air trade. Airport and Aviation safety: U.S. coverage and approach within the Age of worldwide Terrorism is a accomplished reference that examines the continual threats to aviation safety that led as much as the terrorist assaults of September eleventh, describes next terror plots opposed to aviation resources, and explores U.S. efforts to counter and mitigate those threats. Addressing the place of origin protection demanding situations dealing with the U.S. within the age of terrorism, this article explores: safety protocol sooner than Sep 11 Precursors to 9-11 The emerging danger of Al Qaeda Tactical and congressional reaction to 11th of September, together with new laws the wider context of danger evaluation Intelligence accumulating Airport safety, together with passenger, luggage, and worker screening Airline in-flight safety features Airport perimeter safeguard the specter of shoulder-fired missiles safety for GA (general aviation) operations and airports starting with a historic backdrop describing the sunrise of the age of world terrorism within the Nineteen Sixties and carrying on with up until eventually the current time, the ebook demonstrates the wide social and political context underlying fresh adjustments within the aviation safeguard method as a right away results of the 9-11 assaults. insurance examines ongoing threats and vulnerabilities to the aviation infrastructure, together with an exploration of the way earlier terrorist incidents have come to form U.S. coverage and approach.

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3858, 93rd Congress). The bill had much in common with the Senate-passed bill, but differed significantly with regard to law enforcement presence at airport screening checkpoints. As congressional debate over aviation security and antipiracy measures dragged on, the looming threat of violent hijackings struck close to home. On February 22, 1974, Samuel Byck attempted to commandeer a Delta DC-9 aircraft at Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), with the intent of crashing the airplane into the White House as a means to assassinate President Nixon.

S. air carrier flights operated overseas and international flights bound for the United States, particularly those with a large number of American and Israeli citizens on board. On August 29, 1969, a young Palestinian woman named Leila Khaled became the face of international terrorism when she and an accomplice from the PFLP hijacked a TWA flight from Rome, Italy to Athens, Greece with continuing service to Tel Aviv, Israel, diverting the airplane to Damascus, Syria. The hijackers blew up the nose section of the airplane, and they held two Israeli passengers for more than 40 days.

Although international hijackings decreased after 1970, domestic hijackings remained high, numbering about 25 incidents per year through the late 1960s and into the 1970s. S. Policy and Strategy in the Age of Global Terrorism nations to bring hijackers to justice. In 1963, ICAO first addressed the issue of hijacking by establishing a general framework under which countries where a hijacked aircraft lands are to take steps to return control of the aircraft to its lawful commander, and permit passengers and crew to continue their journey as soon as practicable.

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