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‘The public is fed-up’: Former TSA chief again criticises airport security
April 25, 2012
The former head of the Transportation Security Administration has once again lambasted the country’s airport security system.
Kip Hawley, who was head of the TSA from 2005-2009, says he understands why the public is ‘fed-up’ with the agency, because lengthy security checks and a laundry list of banned items do little to stop terrorists and need to be streamlined.
He argues passengers should be allowed to carry blades, small weapons and liquids on board airplanes, because they have not been a significant threat since 9/11.
Speaking to ABC News, Hawley said the screening process would be more efficient if agents focused on detonators or bomb parts – rather than weapons that cannot penetrate the cockpit door.
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