Sunday, March 19, 2006

Airport Screeners Fail Bomb Test

Since 9/11 there has been no higher aviation security priority than keeping bombs off airplanes. All checked bags are now screened for bombs. Some carry ons and even some passengers are being sniffed for traces of explosives. But a new investigation by the General Accountability Office shows a gaping vulnerability remains, reports CBS transportation correspondent Bob Orr. The failure was across the board. Sources tell CBS News that 21 airports were tested and in all 21, screeners were unable to find component parts which could be used to make home made bombs. Between October and January teams of undercover federal investigators walked through various airport checkpoints carrying....Click title for link


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