Bush Air-Safety Plan: Will It Restore Faith? ; President's Steps Include Stronger Cockpit Doors, Federal Oversight of Airport Security
Amanda Paulson writer of the Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
President Bush's proposals to safeguard the skies - and help US airlines fill more than a paltry 40 percent of their seats - are an extraordinary high-level gambit to restore public confidence in air travel.
Mr. Bush's $3 billion plan to improve security, which he outlined yesterday in Chicago, includes stronger cockpit doors and putting many more federal air marshals aboard flights. He is also expanding the federal role in airport security - a duty long left to individual airlines. Still, the measures stop short of more- controversial ideas, such as arming pilots with lethal or nonlethal weapons.
That the president himself flew to O'Hare International …
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