Just when you thought flying could not get more stressful . . . ABC has learned of a secret White House report alerting U.S. officials of the theft of an estimated 20,000 portable, heat-seeking missiles from an Army warehouse in Libya.
While there has long been talk in Congress of the need to consider anti-missile technology for commercial aircraft, no such plans have been implemented. Commercial flights remain easy prey to such weapons. If these missiles fell into the hands of terrorists, it could be a game changer with passengers going through increasingly tough searchers and procedures only to have a plane destroyed in the air from a missile.
With radical Islamic factions and individuals prominent in the new Libyan government, the danger of these weapons moving quickly into the hands of terrorists is quite real.