The revelation of the foiled plot against the JFK fuel facilities demonstrates ? once again- the importance terror and criminal groups place on aviation as both a target and delivery system. In just the last few months, we have learned about the desired use of aviation assets to attack the Saudi oilfields; gangs using commercial aircraft to transport illegal drugs and firearms; along with many more nefarious actions and plans.

Aviation security is a deadly serious business and any approach to it must take into account the entire system, rather than merely particular aspects. Passenger screening, the seemingly top priority, needs to be balanced with other vital areas of the system such as the AOA, terminal, cargo, and perimeter.

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