Who's Guarding Our Skies?

The feds are having more problems with air-security personnel. At a hearing on Capitol Hill last week, aviation-security experts and Congressmen were surprised when it was disclosed that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the agency that protects the nation's air-traffic system, had to fire more than 1,200 airport screeners because security checks had turned up problems, including felony convictions, in their backgrounds. The TSA also admitted that it still has not completed background checks on 22,000 screeners, almost half the 52,000 screeners who are supposed to be helping guard the country's aviation system against terrorist threats.

Even worse, sources tell...

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