5/20/2010

TSA's behavioral detection program has failed to catch a single terrorist and needs across-the-board improvements, according to a report due out today from the Government Accountability Office. CBS News reports that at least 16 passengers with terrorist ties took 23 flights through U.S. airports. None was stopped by TSA officers trained to spot potential terrorists through visual clues. One security expert says the $200 million behavioral detection program is a "disgrace," but TSA maintains it is a "vital layer" of security that has netted some 1,700 arrests for drug smuggling and other offenses.

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