- John Thune: Large crowds of people congregating in unsecured areas of an airport make appealing targets
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John Thune, a Republican, is the senior senator from South Dakota and the chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)On June 28, terrorists entered Istanbul's airport and opened fire on travelers, before detonating explosives that killed 45 people and left more than 200 injured. The attack came just three months after a similar attack on Brussels Airport in Belgium, which also resulted in numerous injuries and a number of deaths.