And isn’t this comforting?
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the push aims to counter terrorists who might use international flights for attacks by smuggling explosives through overseas metal detectors. Such devices can’t stop suicide bombers from hiding unconventional weapons under their clothes. A Nigerian man is under federal indictment for trying to blow up an international flight headed for Detroit in December by igniting powdered explosives in his underwear.
“We need to move to the next stage of screening,” Napolitano told USA TODAY. Terrorists “have kind of figured out the magnetometer business.”- USA Today