John Pistole, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, reminded a crowd last week at George Washington University about the United Nations' International Civil Aviation Organization's policy, which allows knives with blades under 6 centimeters on planes. "It is the judgment of many security experts worldwide, a judgment with which I agree, that a small pocketknife is simply not going to result in the catastrophic failure of an aircraft," Pistole said, in regards to debate over the TSA's decision to let some small knives on planes. The policy has not been enacted.

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