- Steve Moore says it's tempting to talk about turning entire airport terminals into secure areas, but it would magnify the scope of terrorist attacks
- We need a multilayered approach to aviation security, he says
Steve Moore served as an FBI special agent and supervisory special agent for 25 years, retiring in 2008. He is the author and co-author of several books, including "Special Agent Man," (Chicago Press Review, 2012) and "The Forgotten Killer," (Amazon Press, 2014), with Doug Preston, John Douglas, Mark Olshaker, Judge Michael Heavey, Tom Wright and Jim Lovering. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)We've all watched in horror the tragic scenes of the wounded and dead in the international departure hall at Brussels-Zevantem Airport. Nearly as horrendous were the cellphone videos of tourists huddling after shots at the U.S. Capitol. These images have drawn calls for the enlargement of "security perimeters" at protected locations around the world. While on the face of it, the idea seems sound; in reality such a strategy is more likely to be disastrous.