Your Sugar Bomb May Get Extra Scrutiny at the Airport: TSA Agents Ask Some Travelers to Remove Snacks from Carry-Ons
By Amanda Vicinanzo
Senior Editor of Homeland Security Today
Special to In Homeland Security
The rapid expansion of expedited airport screening over the past year is raising questions over whether the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) sufficiently tests these measures for security effectiveness, according to a recent audit by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
By Miller J. Wilson
With the outbreak of the H1N1 virus spreading throughout the globe and threatening to become a pandemic virus one must wonder what the effects will be on the security of nations around the world. An Associated Press report projects an estimated of 90 million ill and 2 million deaths in the US and some British experts claim 120 million deaths world-wide should H1N1 turn into a pandemic similar to the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic.
As we approach spring break, the State Department has recently issued a travel alert for Mexico, a favorite vacation spot for many during this time of the year.