Airports Boost Security For U.S. Flights

Aviation Daily Airports around the world with international flights to the U.S. have completed the initial phase of putting enhanced security measures in place, as directed by the U.S. Homeland Security Department (DHS). As of midnight July 20, some 280 airports serving as the last point of departure to the U.S. met the deadline to […]

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Terrorist attacks in airports

INTERNATIONAL airports have become a popular target for terrorist attacks but no amount of security will ever make them terror proof, a counter terrorism expert says. Counter terrorism expert Clarke Jones said terrorists now had a “far greater intent to attack airports because of their symbolism as an international hub with lots of international travellers”. […]

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Airports and nuclear power stations on terror alert

Airports and nuclear power stations on terror alert as government officials warn of ‘credible’ cyber threat   Ben Riley-Smith, assistant political editor Patrick Sawer, senior reporter Nicola Harley Nick Allen 2 APRIL 2017 • 7:21AM Britain’s airports and nuclear power stations have been told to tighten their defences against terrorist attacks in the face of […]

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Global Terror Attacks on Entertainment Spaces

After the horrific May 22 terrorist attack at a pop concert in Manchester packed with teenagers and pre-teens, it is only natural to ponder exactly how terrorism-proof are America’s and other nation’s entertainment venues? How safe do you feel going to a concert at a popular venue? After Manchester, some people, in all likelihood, are […]

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8 Ways To Feel Safe In Public Spaces Following The Manchester Attack

News of the terrorist attack in Manchester, England on Monday evening has been almost unthinkable. A suicide bomber stood outside of a crowded exit at an Ariana Grande concert — a venue filled with predominantly teenage girls — and detonated a bomb that killed 22 concertgoers and injured over 50 others. For many, this is […]

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How to manage threat of terrorism in crowded places

Terrorists are increasingly targeting public and private spaces with a high-crowd density, as highlighted by last month’s attack on Westminster Bridge. Leisure, hospitality, retail and property sectors are particularly vulnerable. Luke Bennett of Willis Towers Watson says businesses are underestimating the threat. The changing nature of terrorist threats – both in terms of the type […]

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A top Navy admiral is very concerned about terrorist attacks at sea

Retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis thinks one of the most “lucrative” targets that terrorists could potentially attack is cruise ships with little in the way of defenses. Stavridis, who retired from the Navy as the supreme allied commander in Europe, gave the cruise ship example as one of two scenarios that have him “very concerned” […]

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Public Spaces and Transport

Al-Qaeda and ISIS’s operatives and lone-wolf supporters have long targeted crowded areas in the West in an effort to maximize civilian casualties. Such targets have included concerts, cafes, nightclubs, malls, sporting events, and transportation systems such as busses and metros. While both al-Qaeda and ISIS seek to exact revenge on the countries fighting them, ISIS […]

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Airports and Airplanes as Targets

Since the late 1960s, terrorists have hijacked commercial airliners in pursuit of their political and ideological objectives. The tactic was popularized by Palestinian terror groups—including the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Abu Nidal Organization—who used airplane hijackings in order to publicize Palestinian grievances and gain worldwide coverage for their cause. […]

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Terror Targets in the West: Where and Why

Overview In the May 2016 issue of its English-language magazine Inspire, al-Qaeda called on its supporters in the West to “strive hard in choosing a target, laying a plan and [taking] all the possible precautions and security measures….” ISIS’s leaders, meanwhile, have instructed followers to attack civilians and other targets in the West. But why […]

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