Feature in Aviation Security International

By Janice Kephart on February 19, 2010

The February issue of the British-based magazine Aviation Security International features an in-depth article laying out in detail the 9/11 Commission recommendations that, if implemented, could have directly affected the success of Umar Farouk Abdulmuttalab's boarding of Flight 253 to Detroit on Christmas Day. It also discusses why President Obama's framing of the issues that arise from the Christmas Plot are potentially detrimental to truly curbing terrorist travel as they are both too myopic and too politically convenient.

In addition, the cover page (top left - click for full pdf) features evidence (bottom right - click for larger image) from the crashed 9/11 Pennsylvania plane that has never been made public until now. I knew to search for it when the National Archives finally released 9/11 Commission work product a year ago.

For a shorter commentary on the same issue, please see my February 2, 1010 front page feature in the Washington Times commentary section.