Source Disputes Alarmist Story On GA "Threat"...

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Globe's Quotes Out Of Context, Think Tank Says...

A story in Thursday's Boston Globe that warned in great detail of a neglected "small-plane terrorism threat" has drawn a response from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) -- the Washington think tank whose staff is quoted in the Globe as the basis for the story. "The Globe story is incomplete and does not take into account a broad range of findings that are still under development," CSIS spokesman Jay Farrar said in a statement posted on the CSIS Web site. The CSIS said its report is not yet finished, and "personal statements made before a study's completion ... do not place into context the full range of threats against the transportation system of the United States." The statement adds that "CSIS has not yet drawn any conclusions regarding the current vulnerability of, or recommendations to benefit, the entire transportation industry or general aviation in particular."