20 December 2007

More on airport security

The First Post, reviews Unsafe at any Altitude ,a book recently published in the USA, which discusses aspects of US airport security, its excesses and omissions. These include
  • security staff who are themselves not subject to screening of any form when they come on duty
  • errors in "no fly" lists
  • the refusal of intelligence agencies such as the CIA to provide information to airport security staff about people they have under surveillance (with the consequence that many of them are allowed to fly).
No doubt many of these shortcomings are replicated in Australia, though here it seems to be more difficult to get information about such matters than it is in the USA.

No comments: