Argument: Full-body scanners distract from human intelligence

Issue Report: Full-body scanners at airports


Scott Stewart, vice president of tactical intelligence at the global consultancy Stratford, was reported by Time magazine as saying in 2010: “We have a tendency to over-rely on technology, especially Americans, instead of human intelligence.”[1]

Sarah Ludford, a British member of the European Parliament: “In the Christmas Day case, as in the 9/11 and 7/7 [London] bombings, the failure was not to join the dots of available information.”[2]