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“Can Terrorists Beat the U.S. Laptop Ban, Screening Technologies?”

“Can Terrorists Beat the U.S. Laptop Ban, Screening Technologies?”

July 26, 2017 10:27 am

Late last month, the Department of Homeland Security initiated new security measures for all international commercial flights bound to the United States, a move that could potentially lead to either the lifting or expansion of the laptop ban currently in place for direct flights of foreign airlines from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa. The Cipher Brief spoke with Robert Bunker, a Non-Resident Fellow for Counter-Terrorism at TRENDS Research & Advisory, about the terrorism developments that lead to the laptop ban in the first place, and why the DHS might have since changed course from its original stance.

To read the full interview, follow this link: https://www.thecipherbrief.com/column/strategic-view/can-terrorists-beat-us-laptop-ban-screening-technologies-1089

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