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    Is it time to dump the TSA? Besides being arrogant and a pain in the butt, they have recently failed to find weapons and explosives smuggled past them by internal investigations 66 out of 67 times, now this!

    http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News...ies-Probe.html

    AFP, Washington
    Tuesday, 9 June 2015
    The US agency in charge of transportation security failed to detect at least 73 people with links to terrorism who were hired by U.S. airports, a new report made public Tuesday has revealed.

    The report by the Transportation Security Administration's inspector general said the agency relied on airports to do the background checks.

    By law, the TSA "had limited oversight" over the process and thus "lacked assurance that it properly vetted all credential applicants," the report said.

    As a result, the agency "did not identify 73 individuals with terrorism-related category codes," it said.

    John Roth, the TSA inspector general, told a congressional hearing the law needed to be changed to give the agency access to all relevant information, including FBI watch terror lists.

    During the same hearing, a TSA official criticized a program to pre-check passengers either randomly or because they have been given "known" or "trusted traveler" status.

    "TSA is handing out Precheck status like Halloween candy in an effort to expedite passengers as quickly as possible," said Becky Roering, an assistant TSA security director.

    More than a million people have signed up for the Precheck program, and another seven million have been randomly chosen for expedited boarding checks.
    Last edited by Urban hermit; 10 Jun 15, 01:27.
    Dispite our best intentions, the system is dysfunctional that intelligence failure is guaranteed.
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    Original posted on June 8th by MM. Admins please merge this thread with the original one according to SOP.

    http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...d.php?t=160283

    Sorry, UH.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post
      Is it time to dump the TSA? Besides being arrogant and a pain in the butt, they have recently failed to find weapons and explosives smuggled past them by internal investigations 66 out of 67 times, now this!

      http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News...ies-Probe.html

      AFP, Washington
      Tuesday, 9 June 2015
      The US agency in charge of transportation security failed to detect at least 73 people with links to terrorism who were hired by U.S. airports, a new report made public Tuesday has revealed.

      The report by the Transportation Security Administration's inspector general said the agency relied on airports to do the background checks.

      By law, the TSA "had limited oversight" over the process and thus "lacked assurance that it properly vetted all credential applicants," the report said.

      As a result, the agency "did not identify 73 individuals with terrorism-related category codes," it said.

      John Roth, the TSA inspector general, told a congressional hearing the law needed to be changed to give the agency access to all relevant information, including FBI watch terror lists.

      During the same hearing, a TSA official criticized a program to pre-check passengers either randomly or because they have been given "known" or "trusted traveler" status.

      "TSA is handing out Precheck status like Halloween candy in an effort to expedite passengers as quickly as possible," said Becky Roering, an assistant TSA security director.

      More than a million people have signed up for the Precheck program, and another seven million have been randomly chosen for expedited boarding checks.
      No, it is time to start deporting people that don't have allegiance to our country.
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      • #4
        I'm surprised so few people find this story disturbing! The very agency that makes us jump through hoop after hoop to get on s commercial flight is hiring people that are on watch list!
        That is how numb we have become.
        Dispite our best intentions, the system is dysfunctional that intelligence failure is guaranteed.
        Russ Travers, CIA analyst, 2001

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