TRENDS RESEARCH & ADVISORY

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 10:27 am
Sign up for Newsletter

image

image
“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

Tags:



  • US Withdrawal from the Iran Deal – What Comes Next?
    Feature Blog

    US Withdrawal from the Iran Deal – What Comes Next?

    On 8 May the President of the United States announced the USA would no longer participate in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, also known as the Iran Deal), effective immediately.  Furthermore, the President announced that US sanctions on Iran relating to its nuclear activity would be reinstated....


  • The Strategic Situation in Somalia and the Upcoming Withdrawal of International Forces
    Geography

    The Strategic Situation in Somalia and the Upcoming Withdrawal of International Forces

    The Strategic Situation in Somalia and the Upcoming Withdrawal of International Forces Last year, on March 6, 2017, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) marked its tenth year of combat operations against Al-Shabaab, an Al Qaeda-affiliated insurgent group. Six African countries provide the soldiers for AMISOM: Uganda, Burundi,...


  • American Civil-Military Relations Under President Trump
    Feature Blog

    American Civil-Military Relations Under President Trump

    This coming Veterans Day (11 November), the United States will hold what President Trump heralds as a great parade to display the country’s military might. Inspired by his attendance at France’s Bastille Day celebration, the parade will be the first of its scale since the country’s victory over Saddam...


  • Principled Realism: Interests and Ideology
    Geography

    Principled Realism: Interests and Ideology

    President Donald Trump’s first National Security Strategy opens with a description of its underlying philosophy, “Principled Realism:” “An America First National Security Strategy is based on American principles, a clear-eyed assessment of U.S. interests, and a determination to tackle the challenges that we face.  It is a strategy of...