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What Prompted the Electronic Devices Ban

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Mar 22, 2017 | 13:33 GMT
The details of the Homeland Security device ban suggests some specific terrorist threat.
Although Department of Homeland Security officials have said there was no specific intelligence behind the ban, the manner in which it was instituted would seem to suggest that like past sudden changes, there was.
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The abrupt implementation of the device ban is reminiscent of past U.S. aircraft bans. The new measures could disrupt the plot they’re likely responding to, but the arms race between bombmakers and aviation security officials continues....

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