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Protecting Commercial Aircraft

Much has been done to tighten aviation security in the United States since Sept. 11, including the hardening of cockpits, more meticulous passenger screening and the posting of armed marshals on many domestic flights. Yet dangers persist. That was highlighted last week by the F.B.I.’s arrest of a man who was charged with trying to sell a shoulder-fired missile to a bureau informant who posed as a terrorist wanting to down a commercial jetliner. In an age of terrorism, Washington cannot afford to leave significant gaps in its efforts to protect commercial aviation. The threat from portable missiles is one such threat. Other risks, including lax cargo screening procedures, also require attention. Washington should identify the most pressing dangers and ensure that there is adequate financial help to meet them. Full Story

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