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http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/7165698?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 18:19:38 +0000 TSA Evaluations TSA Evaluations http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/7165698?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KFDX begin the busy holiday travel season....there are new concerns about airport security, especially when you consider recent events..... undercover agents were able to.. yet again.. smuggle test weapons and explosives through airport security checkpoints....nbc's tom costello reports. (nats/tsa checkpoints)xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx x xx xx xjust two weeks 'til the thanksgiving travel rush and this morning, the tsa is on the defensive --...after undercover inspectors were again able to smuggle weapons or explosive components through checkpoints at multiple airports.the good news.. screeners did a better job than in 2015 when they failed to detect 95% of the inspectors' weapons.but the latest failure rate is still said to be "unacceptably high." (rep. mike mccaul/r/tx)"we found that briefing disturbing..."the tsa chief provided congress with a classified briefing wednesday: (rep. mike mccaul/r/tx)"our aviation sector remains the crown jewel of terrorist targets."two years ago, an explosive brought down a russian jetliner over egypt...killing 224.last year, a bomb ripped a hole in the side of this somali jetliner, forcing an emergency landing. (duncan gardham/nbc news security analyst)"it has a huge effect taking down a commercial airliner... you can kill a large number of people uh in a relatively short time and that is what they're aiming to do..."in a statement today, the tsa says:"we take the oig's (inspector general's) findings very seriously and are implementing measures that will improve screening effectiveness at checkpoints," (david pekoske/tsa administrator)"i think it's very important that we invest in training in our security officer cadre um to be expert at the jobs that they're asked to do which are as you said very difficult jobs under a lot of pressure." while homeland security has 3 required tougher security procedures for all passengers flying into the u.s. from overseas airports, this morning - there is renewed concern about the security, here at home.(--melanie--)and there are measures that are seen and unseen, at security check points...but to save money, the trump administration may cut the number of heavly armed vipr teams from 31 to just 8 nation-wide. (--melanie--)coming




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