US may expand laptop ban to all international flights
The Trump administration may expand a current laptop ban to cover all international flights to and from the US, the head of homeland security said this week. In an interview with “Fox News Sunday”, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said airlines face a “sophisticated threat” from terrorists seeking to bring down US-bound flights, though he noted that a final decision on expanding the ban has not been made.
“That’s really the thing that they’re obsessed with, the terrorists: the idea of knocking down an airplane in flight, particularly if it’s a US carrier, particularly if it’s full of mostly US folks,” Kelly said Sunday.
The current electronics ban, implemented in March, applies to US-bound flights from eight majority-Muslim…