Argument: Full-body scans are a valuable piece of larger strategy

Issue Report: Full-body scanners at airports


“Full-body scanners are a help, but no panacea.” The Boston Globe. January 10, 2010: “No single technology can keep terrorists from boarding airplanes with bomb materials. That’s why expensive full-body scanners are not cure-alls for security breaches. It’s wise to expand the use of scanners, but only as part of a broader strategy to make flying safer.”

Scott Armstrong, spokesperson for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, said in December of 2010 following the Christmas Day bomber: “We’re interested in all technology that would help. Full-body scanners are part of that.”[1]