Airport Security: Are Airports Secure? The U.S.A. Approach
Laurence Armand French, Ph.D. s, Michael J. Palmiotto, Ph.D.

Ostensibly, while the United States government has grave concerns regarding air security, especially following the September 11, 2001 terrorists air attacks and subsequent attempts with shoe- and undergarment-bombing devices, the U.S. public is still reluctant to subject itself to the “state-of-the-arts” screening instruments. It appears that the Untied States government seems to put more reliance on other countries to screen potential air pirates/suicide bombers than on maintaining a uni-fied secure system within its own borders. Even then, air security depends as much on well-trained and alert air port personnel as it does on new technology.
Key words: security, airports, terrorism, attack .