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Security checks on flights to U.S. to be revamped

April 5, 2010, Washington, D.C. - President Obama signed off on new security protocols for people flying to the United States on Thursday, establishing a system
that uses intelligence information and assessment of threats to identify passengers who could have links to terrorism.

April 5, 2010  By The New York Times

The new approach will replace a broader layer of extra scrutiny that had been imposed recently on all passengers from 14 countries, most of which are Muslim.

The change, which will be announced Friday by the Department of Homeland Security, is the result of a review of security at international airports ordered by Mr. Obama after the Christmas Day attempt to blow up a jetliner bound for Detroit. The system, which will be put in place this month, applies only to travelers flying into the United States.


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