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Failing the US system

It's tempting to look at Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's foiled attack on a Detroit-bound airplane...warning signs, authorities did nothing to impede Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's travel. He was on watch lists, but was...
We must ask questions, but not these

On Christmas Day, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a student from Nigeria, allegedly tried to...after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was able to waltz aboard a U.S.-bound jetliner...
US as a whole is prepared only to overreact to even a small act of terrorism

...ago, on Christmas Day, a young Nigerian named Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab allegedly tried to blow up a passenger jet in...recognize bombs and detonators, so the next Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab doesn't have a better chance of success. And...
Unconnected dots

...attempted to use in 2001. Second, it exposes a terrorism bureaucracy too clumsy to catapult the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, at least to a higher level of preflight scrutiny after his father came forward with warnings that he might...
Malfunctions in security

...detonator was not the only malfunction in this near-catastrophe. Government also broke down. The suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, has been on a watch list for the last two years. That list contains names of people known to have extremist...
Body scan isn't only way to find a bomb

...eating those words as he tries to figure out how clues given to U.S., Nigerian and British authorities about Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's apparent slide into terrorism didn't subject him to at least more careful screening. That's why we...
Outside editorial: Screening flights for terrorists

...should be on lapses in human intelligence, not technology. It was only thanks to chance or ineptness that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab failed to quickly detonate a plastic explosive and destroy a Detroit-bound Northwest airliner and the 290...
Are we less safe?

...government fed concerns with its response to the attempted bombing on Flight 253. The FBI interrogated the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, for 50 minutes. At that point, interrogators stopped their questioning so Abdulmutallab could get medical...
New travel directive is a step in wrong direction

...held French citizenship. Would the TSA's new directive have helped airport security staff members apprehend Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab if they'd been told to search mostly Arab and South Asian travelers? Not likely, since he was perceived...
Outside editorial: Use of intelligence data will improve airline security

...reduce the number of people subjected to extra screening, but the number will still be above what it was before Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's botched attempt to blow up the Northwest plane. Stewart Baker, a former Homeland Security official in...


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