This article goes into some depth on a topic that's been looked at repeatedly over the last several years: Do the airport security measures TSA uses in a widespread, public way really work to make flying safer? The most recent stories (yes they're old news -- they were first published and broadcast all of a week ago!) indicate that it was largely old-fashioned spy work that did the most to thwart another plot. Read the NY Times story on the topic here ....
May 16, 2012