After Brussels attack, southern U.S. ports of entry must be hardened

After Brussels attack, southern U.S. ports of entry must be hardened

The terrorist attacks in Brussels that killed 31 people and injured 270 others is yet another reminder to the United States that terrorists think outside the box. The attackers targeted the unsecured portion of the Brussels Zaventem Airport and the Maelbeek metro station.

One of the 9/11 Commission’s core findings was that the United States did not see the September 11 terrorist attacks coming because of a “failure of imagination.” The idea that a terrorist would hijack a plane and use it as a weapon of mass destruction was outlandish and improbable, and so cockpit doors were not locked and flight crews, at the instruction of law enforcement, did not fight back.

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