GAO investigators smuggle liquid explosives and detonators past airport security, exposing a dangerous hole in the nations ability to keep these forbidden items off of airplanes.

According to the TSA the investigators only got past one level of security out of eight. My questions why didn’t they try to get through the others, or what exactly are the other levels of security that would have caught them trying to sneak it in? I would be interested in hearing more details about the investigation as well as the security procedures myself.

The GAO has not detailed the weak points since it is sensitive information but says that they can be figured out from public information.

The TSA is spouting about new technologies and ways to detect more stuff. My main concern is whether it’s automated or human? Humans are certainly fallible and there are going to be mistakes. I see us heading toward the day where you have to be strip searched before you get on a plane, or maybe even given temporary disposable clothing for your trip. It’s not as far fetched as that might seem. Thank goodness I don’t have to fly often.

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