The Post-Northwest Flight 253 No-Fly Expansion Begins
The Associated Press reports:
Counterterrorism officials have moved the names of dozens of people onto the terror watch list and the no-fly list after reviewing a massive government database of suspected terrorists.
An intelligence official says the government scrubbed thousands of names in its database after an attempted bombing aboard a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day. Officials focused on people from countries with ties to terrorism. The official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity.
Presumably this will be updated, because right now the piece doesn’t explain what new procedures are in place to move a suspect onto the watchlist. For a brief primer, see this post of mine from last week.