Screening and Securing Air Cargo: Background and Issues for Congress

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The October 2010 discovery of two explosive devices being prepared for loading on U.S.-bound all-cargo aircraft overseas has heightened concerns over the potential use of air cargo shipments to bomb passenger and all-cargo aircraft. This incident renewed congressional interest in air cargo security. This report discusses a number of policy issues that may arise regarding air cargo security.

Creator(s): Elias, Bart
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: December 2, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Elias, Bart

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: December 2, 2010
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The October 2010 discovery of two explosive devices being prepared for loading on U.S.-bound all-cargo aircraft overseas has heightened concerns over the potential use of air cargo shipments to bomb passenger and all-cargo aircraft. This incident renewed congressional interest in air cargo security. This report discusses a number of policy issues that may arise regarding air cargo security.

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18 pages.

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