RAND Study Recommends Faster Check-In, Improved Screening as Short-Term Security Improvements at Los Angeles Airport
Sep 24, 2004
Commissioned by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), this study examines near-term options for reducing the terrorist threat to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The key to implementing a successful strategy of deterrence is to understand and reduce LAX’s vulnerabilities. The authors analyze a wide range of possible terrorist actions and assess LAX’s level of vulnerability. They then examine possible alternative courses of action LAX can take to reduce these vulnerabilities.