Airport scanners have caused a lot of controversy over the last few months. However, there is a significant amount of people willing to put up with them if they make flying safer. Unfortunately, that may not be the case.
Clark Ervin, former Department of Homeland Security inspector general told the LA Times that classified tests show that x-ray screeners regularly miss threats and said the rate of detection for baggage X-rays is "disastrously low, and it's no better than it was on 9/11."
[citation][nom]kingssman[/nom]For the cost of all this security staff and all these high tech equipment and people delays, I wonder if it wouldn't just be cheaper to pay an air marshal to be on every flight instead?[/citation]
And so the air marshal catches everyone as they hit the ground when their plane is blown up? I have a commenting suggestion: Think, screen, then, if you have something worthwhile, write.