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Baltimore Sun: At BWI, a new eye for threats

Baltimore Sun: At BWI, a new eye for threats

August 20, 2006

START Director Consulted on New Air Travel Security Measures

START Director, Gary LaFree was called on to offer expertise for an article published in the Baltimore Sun on August 18, 2006. Since uncovering the plot to use liquid explosives onboard flights from the United Kingdom to the United States., new security measures have been put in place- one of which is not allowing any liquids or gels in carry-on luggage. LaFree offers insight on what measures have proven to be effective according to his research, as well as the possibility of passenger profiling at airports.