Category: Travel

THREAT: Americans Warn Airlines of Toothpaste Bombs on Sochi Flights

Source: American authorities are warning airlines with flights to Russia for the Olympic Games to be on the lookout for bombs in toothpaste containers or other similar cosmetic tubes. Citing unnamed government officials, CNN and ABC News report that the warning was issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to both domestic and foreign airlines. The warning […]

Analysis: Atlanta’s Total Lack Of Preparedness

Source: Updated: Fri 3:09 PM, Jan 31, 2014 By: David Levinson – Opinion (CNN) — Editor’s note: David Levinson is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota and director of the Networks, Economics and Urban Systems Research Group, or NEXUS. He has authored or edited several books, including “Planning […]

THREATS: Olympic security threat; DHS & and State/Local Security

Source: FierceHomelandSecurity ( Olympic security neutralizes terrorist threat, data suggests By Zach Rausnitz Terrorist attacks don’t consistently increase or decrease during the the Olympics, according to an analysis from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. In a new report (.pdf), START says that heightened security surrounding the Olympics may neutralize the risk […]