The Transportation Security Administration is reportedly considering putting an end to passenger screenings at about 150 small and medium-sized airports.
According to CNN, which cites “senior agency officials and internal documents,” as its sources, “passengers and luggage arriving from these smaller airports would be screened when they arrive at major airports for connecting flights instead of the current practice of joining the already screened population at the larger airport.”
The proposed measure is estimated to result in annual cost savings of about $115 million.
Paul Cruickshank, a terrorism analyst for CNN, said it was “stunning that this is even seriously being considered,” and noted, “Al Qaeda and ISIS still regard aviation as a priority…They would see that as a way to inflict severe economic damage on the United States.”
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