Aviation Insecurity / Edition 1

Aviation Insecurity / Edition 1

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by Andrew Thomas, Andrew Thomas
     
 

In this probing critique of aviation security since 9/11, Andrew R. Thomas, a globally recognized aviation security expert, examines the recent overhaul of the national aviation security system.

Despite the complete federal takeover of aviation security in November 2001, Thomas notes many continuing problems, including: millions of passenger bags that are

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In this probing critique of aviation security since 9/11, Andrew R. Thomas, a globally recognized aviation security expert, examines the recent overhaul of the national aviation security system.

Despite the complete federal takeover of aviation security in November 2001, Thomas notes many continuing problems, including: millions of passenger bags that are still not screened or matched; the unresolved problem of air rage and unruly passenger behavior; the "forgotten chasm" of air cargo, which remains largely unchecked due to inadequate resources; and lax standards, the hiring of high-risk employees, and the failure to secure critical areas in many of our nation's airports.

Thomas also considers many of the proposed solutions to these vulnerabilities: biometrics, profiling, air marshals, bomb-detection devices, and smart technology that links reservations systems to private and government databases. How practical are these proposals? Will they work? What will they cost? How much time will be needed to implement any or all of them? In light of the restructuring of airline security, what new roles will be played by the airline industry, government, airports, and the Transportation Security Administration? Thomas's thorough analysis and command of all the facts create an enlightening overview of the airline security dilemma and its numerous formidable challenges.

Finally, he considers the future, outlining a strategic approach for government and industry to meet new and existing threats while continuing to serve the public in an efficient manner.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591020745
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
04/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments9
Pt. 1Set Up to Fail
Ch. 1How Could This Have Happened?13
Ch. 2The Culture of Compromise41
Ch. 3The Great Bailout67
Ch. 4The Aviation Security Response to 9/1181
Ch. 5The Business of Aviation and the New Security Regimen93
Ch. 6Concerns about the New Aviation Security System103
Pt. 2A New Set of Eyes
Ch. 7Risk Analysis and Aviation Security123
Ch. 8Aviation and Violence139
Ch. 9Vulnerabilities of the Aviation Security System165
Ch. 10Aviation Security Measures181
Ch. 11Making Sense of It All201
Afterword213
AppKey Aviation Security Documents217
Notes245
Index259
Aviation Insecurity Newsletter263

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