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Airport Defense the Ultimate Nightmare -Experts

From suicide car bombs to surface-to-air missiles, defending a civil airport from attack is the ultimate security nightmare, defense and terrorism experts said Wednesday. And British security forces, their skills well honed in a 30-year guerrilla war against the Irish Republican Army, now face what could be a much deadlier foe — al Qaeda extremists only too ready to die for their cause. Britain has brought in the army at Heathrow, one of the world’s busiest airports, amid intelligence-led fears that al Qaeda may be planning a rocket attack. Hundreds of troops in armored vehicles were drafted in while police stopped and searched cars on roads that ran beneath the flight paths into Heathrow. London’s main airport, with its long perimeter, large number of flights and huge publicity value for an attacker has long been an obvious target. Full Story

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