Commercial aviation has been, and will always remain, the premiere target for terrorists.

The U.S. decision to consider banning laptops from all flights now departing Europe is a reflection of the continuous cat-and-mouse game that is aviation security.

As context, the first bombing of a commercial airliner occurred in 1933, when an IED brought down a United Airlines flight over Chesterton, Indiana, killing everyone on-board.

The next successful attack against commercial aviation is inevitable. It is only the "when" that is missing...