9/11 Panel’s Security Ideas Could Cost Billions

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From federal standards for driver's licenses to requiring air passengers to pass through elaborate bomb-detection machines, the Sept. 11 commission made more than a dozen recommendations that would significantly affect the daily lives of ordinary people, notes the Los Angeles Times. The measures – separate from the call for restructuring the intelligence community – could cost billions and spark strong debate as lawmakers respond to the panel's scathing critique of U.S. security. "What the commission is recommending would involve a vast injection of dollars, people and political support by the White House and Congress," said Paul C . . .

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