Airline security and a strategy for change

On September 11, 2001, the United States of America, a free and open society with numerous points of vulnerability, found itself at war against a coordinated terrorist threat. Obligated to secure the Homeland, the United States Government scrambled to develop measures that would uphold societal values while providing an in-depth defense capable of ensuring a more secure society. By executive order, agencies were created to protect the Homeland. The full effectiveness and efficiency of those newly created agencies and processes remains in question. Some will argue that they are fully effective while others emphatically proclaim them a complete failure. This paper uses U.S. airline security as a basis for analyzing the bureaucratic organizations created to deal with the terrorist threat. It begins with a review of airlines' security on 9/11. The main discussion describes and explains the actions taken subsequent to 9/11, including an evaluation of the strengths and identification of the weaknesses and flaws. The paper concludes with a recommended strategy that would, if implemented, provide a more secure U.S. airline industry.

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    • Thesis (M. of Strategic Studies)--U.S. Army War College, 2006. "15 MAR 2006"--Tech. report doc. page. Microfiche. Springfield, Va. : National Technical Information Service, 2006. 1 microfiche : negative.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army War College

    Carlisle Barracks
    Carlisle, PA  United States  17013
  • Authors:
    • Welch, Timothy J
  • Publication Date: 2006


  • English

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  • Features: Bibliography;
  • Pagination: 17 p. ;

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  • Accession Number: 01094613
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Northwestern University, Evanston
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ADA449418 NTIS
  • Files: TLIB
  • Created Date: Apr 24 2008 8:34PM