Body Language Experts Can Spot Terrorists

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DULLES, Virginia As the man approached the airport security checkpoint here, he kept picking up and putting down his backpack, touching his fingers to his chin, rubbing some object in his hands and finally reaching for his pack of cigarettes, even though smoking was not allowed.

Two Transportation Security Administration officers stood nearby, nearly motionless and silent, gazing straight at him. Then, with a nod, they moved in, chatting briefly with the man and then swiftly pulling him aside for an intense search.

Another airline passenger had just made the acquaintance of the agency's "behavior detection officers."

Comments

Nightfighter said…
Now this may hold some promise for decreasing the more acute forms of terrorism....combining some form of body language training with some form of specific profiling.