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U.S. Screening All Airline Cargo Not Feasible, Napolitano Says

Procedures put in place after a foiled bomb plot have bolstered security better than an infeasible bill that would require all packages on air-cargo planes to be screened, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.

The screening mandate is “an easy thing to say, but it’s probably not the best way to go,” Napolitano said in an interview airing this weekend on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt.” “Cargo is infinitely more complicated and comes in infinitely more shapes and sizes” than passengers, she said.