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Flying blind

Author: Michael A Smerconish
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Running Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Radio talk show host Michael Smerconish asks the question: In a post-9/11 world marked by constant threat of terrorism, why do the Department of Transportation and the Transportation Security Administration continue to jeopardize airline security by enforcing outdated screening regulations that cater to political correctness? The policy in question-disallowing airline security screeners from using profiling to  Read more...
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Smerconish, Michael A.
Flying blind.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Running Press, 2004
(OCoLC)988942999
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Smerconish
ISBN: 0762423765 9780762423767
OCLC Number: 56512972
Notes: "Interviews and commentary about airline security post-9/11"--Disc label.
Description: 232 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm + 1 audio disc (sound, 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Boarding --
Ready for departure --
Turbulence --
Some noise from the cabin --
Reaching mach speed --
Life your tray tables and fasten your seatbelts --
The real story of flight 93 --
Captain Giuliani --
Airport (not just the movie, I'm afraid) --
Norman and me --
TSA: trouble securing airlines --
Congress Air --
Final destination: the U.S. senate.
Responsibility: by Michael A. Smerconish ; foreword by Senator Arlen Specter.

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Radio talk show host Michael Smerconish asks the question: In a post-9/11 world marked by constant threat of terrorism, why do the Department of Transportation and the Transportation Security Administration continue to jeopardize airline security by enforcing outdated screening regulations that cater to political correctness? The policy in question-disallowing airline security screeners from using profiling to target young Arab males for secondary screening-goes against the basic police investigative strategy of using pertinent information to pinpoint suspects and prevent further terrorist attacks. The issue first came to light during the 9/11 Commission hearings. Drawing from U.S. Government documents, testimony from the 9/11 hearings and the June 24, 2004 special Senate hearing, on-the-record conversations with major airline officials and government representatives from the TSA and the Pentagon, Smerconish portrays our flawed airline security structure, and offers a strong solution. Includes audio CD with testimony from the 9/11 Commission hearings, testimony from a special U.S. Senate hearing about airline security, and excerpts from Smerconish's radio program including conversations with 9/11 Commissioner John Lehman, U.S. Senators Arlen Specter and John McCain, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Southwest Airlines CEO Herb Kelleher.

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