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Do Not Let Anybody Fall Off the Grid

Reader comment on item: U.S. Improvising on Security Five Years After 9/11

Submitted by John R (United States), Sep 5, 2006 at 20:15

To improve our security, do not let anybody fall off the grid, which is what happened here to some extent.

At a minimum, we should:

1) Demand that every foreigner apply for a visa before he boards a US-bound plane, giving the State Department, CIA, and FBI a chance to trace him.

2) Give the FBI computers that interface seamlessly with Homeland Security Department and CIA computers, airline reservation systems and the police.

3) Document everyone in this country, whether guest workers or Americans. That means new, serious national identity card.

John R.


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