TSA Reacts to Terror Plot with Double Screenings

Double screenings start Friday, designed to ensure outside liquids do not board planes

Douglas Laird, an aviation security expert and former security chief for Northwest Airlines, said the plot described Thursday resembled a 1994-1995 attempt, codenamed "Bojinka," to blow up a dozen airliners simultaneously over the Pacific Ocean using liquid explosives smuggled onto planes in bottles of contact lens solution.


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