In a New York Times article on January 4, 2010, Professor Sheldon Jacobson “argued that our [aviation security] spending is actually making us less secure. ‘Spending billions of dollars on screening the wrong people uses up finite resources,’ he wrote. ‘If we keep focusing on stopping terrorist tactics rather than stopping the terrorists themselves, the aviation security system will never reach an acceptable level of security. More screening can actually result in less security by directing security attention and resources (which by definition, are finite) onto people who are not a threat, which in turn moves such attention and resources away from people who are a threat.’ ”

 – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Bin Laden’s Legacy, Page 213