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The 9/11 hijackers exploited significant weaknesses in America’s air defenses, only some of which have been addressed by the government. A secure transportation network is vital not only for the safety of America’s citizens, but also for the stability of our economy.  


Because of the nature of the plot, the 9/11 Commission recommendations on securing transportation were limited to Air Travel, such as tighter screening by inspectors at the Transportation Security Administration, as shown in the photo. However, VOICES has added additional information on Port Security and the ways that government is acting to secure other transportation networks.  



Top News:


8..07 Anti-Terror Device a Lot of Hot Air  

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3.2.07 Key Vote Looms on TSA Union Rights  

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1.18.07 No-fly list checked for accuracy, cut (Associated Press) Read Article  


1.10.07 Mayor Finds Friendly Ears on Senate Homeland Security Panel (New York Times) Read Article  


1.10.07 House 9/11 Bill May Face Tougher Going in the Senate (Associated Press) Read Article  


1.10.07 House Passes Security Bill; Senate Stance Is Uncertain (New York Times) Read Article  


1.10.07 House majority flexes muscle to pass security, intel bills (CongressDaily) Read Article  


11.9.06 New Majority Plans Early Security Push (USA Today) Read Article  


11.8.06 Air-freight screening to be tested at Seattle-Tacoma Airport (Seattle Times) Read Article  


11.6.06 EU Posts New Airline Security Measures (Voice Of America) Read Article  


10.26.06 Book excerpt: Five Years After 9/11, No-Fly Lists Mismanaged, Out of Date (Boston Herald) Read Article  


10.13.06 Bush Signs SAFE Port Act (Forbes) Read Article  


10.17.06 Dubai Ports Executive Knock US Port Security Law (Reuters) Read Article  


8.24.06 Checked luggage strains security (USA Today) Read Article  


8.23.06 DHS Terror Research Agency Struggling (Washington Post) Read Article  


8.23.06 U.S. WMD Focus Detracts From Detecting Explosives (NTI.org) Read Article  


8.22.06 Britain Charges 11 in Plane Case: Bomb Gear Cited (The New York Times) Read Article  


8.21.06 Airport Security Still Lagging, Experts Say (MSNBC) Read Article  


8.20.06 Small Percentage of Airline Cargo Inspected (MSNBC) Read Article  


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