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Brief History: Air Marshals

Three days after the attempted Christmas bombing of Northwest Flight 253, President Obama announced that federal air marshals would ride shotgun on more flights...

Terrorism Nightmare on Flight 422

The ordeal had already lasted ten days when the door of Kuwait Airways Flight 422 swung open at Houari Boumedienne Airport in Algiers. Out stepped a frail-...

Terrorism Wanted for Murder and Air Piracy

The world watched appalled for 17 days in June 1985 as the fate of passengers aboard hijacked TWA Flight 847 was decided. Two Muslim terrorists commandeered the...

Aftermath of a Painful Ordeal

The incessant assault of gunpoint interviews is over, the Fourth of July cheers for the 39 returning hostages have died away and other faces are filling TV...

Sweet Land of Liberty

With flight bags looped over their shoulders, packages from duty-free shops clutched under their arms and broad smiles across their faces, they could have been a...

Could a Missing Iranian Spark a War?

I've tried my best to find out what happened to the man who could spark a war with Iran, but he seems to have disappeared like a diamond in an inkwell. And it...

Keeping Fear at Bay: European Airport Security

Exactly ten minutes after terrorist attacks at the Rome and Vienna airports the morning of Dec. 27, the news flashed to Athens international airport, where a...

The Terrorist: An Implacable Enemy of This World

He cropped up anywhere and everywhere: aboard an airliner after takeoff from Athens; on the bridge of a Mediterranean cruise liner; in a downtown street in San...

West Germany Chipping Away At Terrorism

The West gained a bit more ground last week in its fight against the scourge of terrorism. In a high-security courtroom in Frankfurt, Mohammed Ali Hammadi faced...

Roach Races and Russian Roulette *

Victims of the hijacking of TWA Flight 847 were not likely to be preoccupied last week by Washington's struggle with the event's public and political...

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