Scott Horton Interviews Becky Akers

Scott Horton, January 05, 2010

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Becky Akers, columnist at, discusses her article “Christmas Kamikaze,” why blowing up a plane is not as easy as Hollywood makes it seem, boom-times for producers of millimeter wave scanner machines, foreign military adventures that beget terrorism at home and the fallacy of judicious and limited state-sponsored torture.

MP3 here. (28:20)

Becky Akers, an expert on the American Revolution, writes frequently about issues related to security and privacy. Her articles and columns have been published by, The Freeman, Military History Magazine, American History Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, the New York Post, and other publications.

2 Responses to “Becky Akers”

  1. It really takes a lot to make an aircraft fall down from the sky.

    Here as some examples of WWII bombers who got hit by flak over Germany and flew back with giant holes in them to England:

    I don`t think this guy`s bomb was ever going to bring down the plane.

  2. B-17s were not pressurized aircraft. Blowing a hole in the outer skin of a pressurized airplane is very likely to bring it down. Check on the Lockerbie incident as a good example.

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