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Stricter security urged for overseas flights to U.S.

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Stricter security urged for overseas flights to U.S.

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Jul 2, 2014

A new security tactic by the Obama administration will be enforced over the coming days in overseas airports to protect flights en-route to the U.S.

"The United States has particularly been focused on efforts by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to develop undetectable explosives since the unsuccessful attempt by the so-called 'underwear bomber' to bring down a Delta Air Lines jet over Detroit in 2009," reports CNN.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says in statement, "We will work to ensure these necessary steps pose as few disruptions to travelers as possible," further reports CNN. "We are sharing recent and relevant information with our foreign allies and are consulting the aviation industry."

According to CNN, "Officials also said previously that there was no specific plot and the matter was not related to violence and other developments in Iraq and Syria or the July 4 holiday weekend."

Which specific airports will be updated overseas remains unconfirmed at this time. The new protocol is also unknown. 

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Julianne Cassidy is a newly Nashville-based entertainment journalist from Philadelphia.