Bottom-line: Seek out bad people, not bad objects. After the recent thwarting of a terrorist plot, Bob Poole’s new study (published by Heritage) is even more significant:
Although well-intentioned, much of the effort to enhance aviation security since September 11, 2001, has done little to make the skies significantly safer. Despite large amounts of taxpayers’ money and pasÂ¨sengers’ time, little has been accomplished that actuÂ¨ally increases aviation security. The time has come for Congress to start over and mandate a new approach.
Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.