The Department of Homeland Security has called for 10 airports in Middle Eastern and African countries to ban passengers from carrying on certain large electronics to direct flights to the U.S.
While the ban is not based upon a specific threat, DHS cites a "consensus" among American intelligence communities about a growing danger.
Retired Ambassador and longtime counterterrorism and foreign affairs diplomat Larry Napper, who is currently a senior lecturer at the Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service, joined First News at Four to discuss the reasoning and implementation of the electronics ban.
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