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U.S. says threat against airlines remains high

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January 25, 2008
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“The United States is likely to keep a high threat designation for the airline industry because militants still see air travel as a target, Chertoff DavosU.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said.

Chertoff said the orange, or high, threat level assigned to the airline sector — one level higher than the overall alert level for the United States — was based on a general assessment rather than a specific threat.” (Reuters)