Did DHS Expand Laptop Ban to Entire U.S Flights?
The Secretary of the U.S Homeland Security, John Kelly issued a statement about expanded security steps for the U.S-bound flights. Kelly explained that the new measures were adopted in response to terrorist groups for targeting airlines and it was named “Renewed Interest”. He added that we are unable to play international whack a mole with every new threat from terrorists. So, we should put n place new steps across the board in keeping public travelling safer and making harder for terrorists. There aren’t yet a lot of details regarding enhanced security measures, but three might be more thorough passenger and electronic screening device. There might be a greater use of explosive-detecting devices with more preclearance locations in the new enhanced security measures in passenger areas and around the aircraft.
Reuters reported that there are a large number of airlines flying into the U.S from more than 280 originating airports in the world. They should have to implement explosive screening measures within 21 days. They will also experience 120 more days to phase in the other security advancements. The airlines not fulfilling the requirements would face a ban of electronic devices, such as one imposed in the month of March for a number of airlines from Middle Eastern countries or suspension of their U.S bound flights. He added that current announced actions will improve a significant amount of security of U.S bound flights. He stressed that we are enhancing our security standards and other nations should follow our lawsuit.