the underwear was of course, a strategic location, and a heated debate is still on whether or not to show / hide that section in advanced scanners that see you without your clothes..
But think of the last major change in security - after the shoe bomber. That was the attack that got everyone to remove their shoes...
That must have been the motivation behind the underwear bomb - getting everyone to remove underwear to go through security...looks like that plan failed - at least till they allow the "show all" feature on new scanners
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