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R. William Johnstone served at the transportation protection employees of the 11th of September fee, and wrote this booklet to construct upon and complement the Commission's paintings. In its pages, he explains the aviation safeguard method failure on Sep 11, makes use of that as a method for comparing post-9/11 transportation defense efforts, and proposes treatments to persisted shortcomings.9/11 and the way forward for Transportation defense is predicated on details initially supplied to the 11th of September fee, augmented through unpublished reviews and a wealth of alternative fabric that has come to mild because the issuance of the Commission's personal record in July 2004. half One analyzes the aviation safeguard system's historical past and associations to give an explanation for why the process failed on September 11. half seems to be at what has been performed in aviation and transportation protection in view that September 11, together with the Commission's thoughts and the congressional reaction to them. ultimately and most importantly, half 3 outlines a instructed technique for making improvements to present U.S. transportation defense. It starts with primary coverage questions that needs to be spoke back if we're to optimize transportation defense efforts, and concludes with either underlying rules for motion and particular techniques.

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Under such circumstances, what could reasonably be expected from leadership in improving the flawed aviation security system? For example, would a different administrator or head of security at the FAA have been able to muster the necessary support from elected officials in both the executive and legislative branches of government and from the powerful industry, state and local stakeholders who largely would be the ones to implement increased security, in the face of different priorities from the public, and absent either an actual disaster or compelling and highly specific intelligence information about an imminent threat?

60 As Dr. ” He went on to add, “It must be remembered that the responsibility for these problems does not rest with the FAA alone. ”61 21:23 ggbk003c04 GGBK003/Johnstone 4 Johnstone-C9075 March 27, 2006 The 9/11 Hijackings The World of September 11, 2001 In the period leading up to 9/11, aviation security efforts were directed at implementing a three-year-old mandate to deploy explosives detection machines at all of the largest airports and completing a nearly fouryear rule making to mandate certification of checkpoint screening companies, increase screener training, and impose stricter background checks on screeners and airport employees.

M. m. the Boston Air Traffic Control Center instructed its controllers to notify all aircraft within the Center’s airspace of the two crashes in New York City and advise them to heighten cockpit security. , when on his own initiative a United dispatcher began transmitting the message to “Beware any cockpit intrusion” to his sixteen transcontinental flights. This was twenty-seven minutes after United was aware of the crash of 15:21 ggbk003c04 GGBK003/Johnstone The 9/11 Hijackings Johnstone-C9075 March 27, 2006 39 an American airliner into the WTC, nineteen minutes after it knew of the hijacking of Flight 175, and nine minutes after the airline knew of the second crash into the WTC (though not that this was Flight 175).

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