Overflights over U.S. are not top-priority security concern – Homeland Security Newswire

Terrorists who are trying to exploit cargo planes to launch an attack on the United States may find a security weakness in screening of cargo planes flying over, though not into, the United States, but security experts say targeting overflights is a waste of scarce resources. The new focus on overflights was raised after the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) confirmed to the Washington Post in Monday editions that planes that go over this country but are not supposed to land here are not routinely screened according to U.S. standards.