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Should jetliners be equipped with anti-missile systems?
Should jetliners be equipped with anti-missile systems?

In the wake of the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine, Americans have grown fearful that terrorists may shoot down a commercial plane with a ground-to-air missile. A new survey found that 47% of Americans who were questioned said they are “somewhat” or “very” worried that terrorists might shoot down a passenger plane in the U.S. The same survey of 1,000 people, commissioned by the Reason Foundation, a Los Angeles libertarian think tank, found that 42% of Americans said they would be willing to pay higher airline prices to add anti-missile technology on commercial planes. Aviation experts say the chances of terrorists shooting down a commercial...

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