Official says air security improved in US following terrorist attacks

Janet Napolitano, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary stated that security situations have become much safer in US aviation. He said this while talking on one year anniversary of foiled airplane bombing.

An extremist Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had attacked on a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines plane. He had tried to blow up the airplane in 2009 on the festive occasion of Christmas.

Napolitano further explained that now the US aviation authorities are more equipped with detective machines to identify even plastic explosives and they can scrutinize passengers before entering the bordering entrance. However, he said that there is still a lot more to be done.

Napolitano Mentioned about the 2005 suicide bomb attacks which killed 52 people in London subway trains.

The official revealed that New York City has installed 586 cameras for vigilance last month in Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, and Pennsylvania Station.

He also mentioned about the additional security measures adopted to ensure safety in soft targets for the terrorists such as shopping malls and hotels. Former national intelligence director, Michael McConnell had stated that US computer system can also be major target for the terrorists as the entire administration and life of the United States depends upon computers. An attack on technological links can completely bring life in US to halt.