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After Istanbul terror attack, should U.S. airport screening be done off site?

After Istanbul terror attack, should U.S. airport screening be done off site?

Tuesday's terrorist attack on Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul has again has renewed the debate among security experts about whether the United States should widen the security perimeter beyond the airport terminal.

As with the March 22 attack on Brussels' airport, the Istanbul strike focused security officials on the daunting challenge of trying to secure transportation hubs and other public spaces without unduly impeding travel and business.

Some have suggested that the Transportation Security Administration should explore ways to screen passengers and luggage offsite, perhaps in satellite parking lots or access roads, as it's done in Israel and some conflict zones,...

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