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Backscatter blowback

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Backscatter blowback

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration agreed Friday to exempt uniformed pilots for U.S. carriers from enhanced pat-downs and full body scans that have outraged many air travelers.

Flight attendants - who also have pretty good opportunities to bring down or hijack aircraft inflight - aren't so lucky. Order your DVDs now at

Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).

“We are — and would like to be considered — trusted partners in that important security mission.”

— Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger

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