Friday, March 15, 2013

Knives On Planes: TSA Chief Defends Policy

The US official in charge of air security is standing by his agency's decision to start allowing small knives on flights.

Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole told a hearing of the congressional Homeland Security Committee that growing backlash against the proposal will not change his mind.

It is unlikely a 2-inch folding knife could be used by a terrorist to break through a reinforced cockpit door or take over a plane, Mr Pistole told lawmakers.