I agree we could use a solution. Why hasn't NASA been tasked with designing a bomb-proof airplane? I'll bet you could even harden the current planes with something like a kevlar sleve. If personal bombs couldn't bring flaming planes down over populated areas, terrorists will move on to better targets.
It's not clear that would cause TSA to ease the "security" at the airports, though. The 9/11-style hijacking was solved when all of the cockpit doors were locked and hardened. (It was really solved on 9/11 when passengers realized they could not allow terrorists to control flight 97.) Nevertheless, I still cannot take my swiss army knife onboard. Sad.
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