Collins Says U.S. Airport Security Scanners Inferior – Maine Public Broadcasting Network

Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says the nation is on the wrong track when it comes to beefing up airport security. The U.S. was spurred to deploy full-body scanners after the failed attempt to bomb a Northwest jetliner in December. The devices are meant to thwart any other bomb-in-a-brief attack.

But Maine Senator Susan Collins says the U.S. is choosing the wrong technology. After meeting with Dutch officials on a new full-body scanner in use at the Amsterdam airport where the so-called Christmas Day bomber embarked on the flight, Collins says the technology far superior to the systems being deployed in the U.S.