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"Well it does concern me, of course, because I have grandchildren and their safety is of great concern," said Paula.

Paula is waiting at the Charlotte Douglas Airport for her grandson to arrive. She says she finds the new perceived terror threat against the U.S. to be very concerning. And according to U.S. officials, her concern is not unfounded.


"We've remained concerned about some of these elements to develop weapons that could be thwarted by our current security systems," Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove said Wednesday.

Terror groups with explosives that could go undetected by x-ray machines and metal detectors have Homeland Security asking International airports to boost security on U.S.- bound flights, and heightened security can sometimes mean more waiting in line.

"It can be frustrating when you're flying, you have to allow extra time," said Paula. "But it's worth it to know that security measures are being taken to keep us safe."

She added, "It's better safe than sorry, absolutely, and we have to trust that the measures that are being taken, that the decisions have been made because they are in the best interest of our safety.

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