April 14, 2004
The first time Air Force Master Sgt. Michelle D. Green was delayed at the ticket counter before taking a plane in Fairbanks, Alaska, she took it in stride. An airline agent asked for her military orders and a long list of other information, delaying her for 45 minutes. When it happened again, she found it was no mistake: She had landed on the federal "no-fly" list intended to weed out possible terrorists. Others on the list have described body searches and missed planes.
February 12, 2004 |
A computer system being developed by the government to flag potential terrorists from among millions of airline passengers has run into "significant challenges" that pose "major risks" to its deployment and public acceptance, congressional investigators warn in a new report.