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US airports still have security vulnerabilities

US airports still have security vulnerabilities

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz says U.S. airports still are vulnerable to terrorists despite significant security enhancements and investments since Sept. 11, 2001.
Chaffetz says security at commercial airports has been breached more than 25,000 times since November 2001. The Republican congressman is chairing a hearing Wednesday on airport security deficiencies before the House of Representatives oversight and government reform subcommittee.
The Transportation Security Administration says the 25,000 incidents represents only a fraction of one percent of the 5.5 billion people screened since 9/11.
The congressional interest comes amid the busy summer midyear travel season and growing criticism of some of the TSA's screening policies, like security pat-downs for children and travelers in their 90s.


Updated : 2021-04-17 14:38 GMT+08:00