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.