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U.S. in talks for new global “secure” cargo.

Janet Napolitano

The United States is in talks with its allies, airlines and maritime groups about creating a global vetting system for international cargo, Homeland Security Secretary  Janet Napolitano said Friday.

The so-called “trusted shipper” program is part of a wider effort to boost the safety of air cargo, whose vulnerability was exposed when terrorists in Yemen hid two powerful bombs inside printers and shipped them aboard cargo planes to addresses in Chicago late last year.

The plot was only narrowly thwarted when authorities, alerted by…READ MORE HERE