DHS Struggles with Global Aviation Security – HSToday

As terrorists can attack the United States through the global network of international airports, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is working with foreign countries to increase their levels of aviation security, officials told a recent Senate hearing.

DHS has been working globally through aviation standards promulgated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to raise measures for passenger and cargo screening, particularly since the Christmas Day bombing attempt and the Yemen cargo scare respectively.