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U.S. May Need to Pay to Install Antimissile Devices on Airliners

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said today that the threat of missile attacks on passenger airliners was so serious that the government might have to consider paying for the installation of antimissile devices on the fleets of commercial airlines in the United States. Mr. Ridge said that, for now, the government should pay for research on technology that could be used to protect passenger planes from the portable shoulder-fired missiles that are known to be in the arsenal of Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. Full Story

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