Think of airports as laboratories where the Feds test and fine-tune methods of humiliation and forced compliance with arbitrary rules. Never mind that the Federal government kills far more people than hijackers could ever hope to do.
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security is further increasing aviation security in response to intelligence indicating Islamist terrorists were planning another attack on the United States.
The new regulations — which are to be announced later Thursday — were not described in detail, but a senior U.S. official told NBC News on condition of anonymity that they would include further in-flight restrictions in passengers’ movement, more random pre-flight screening of passengers and an increase in the number of federal air marshals on flights.
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