Friday, March 15, 2013

TSA chief: Knife search a waste of time


The nation's aviation security chief on Thursday defended his recent decision to again permit knives aboard commercial flights, despite concerns from major airlines and their flight crews, and sharp criticism from some members of Congress.

John Pistole, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), told a House Homeland Security subcommittee that his decision would stand and would be carried out next month as planned.

He said small knives no longer pose a threat to aircraft security, which now emphasizes bomb detection.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/14/travel/tsa-knives-congress/index.html?hpt=hp_t3