Security Sieve

Transportation Security Administration rules protect passengers against previously employed terrorist strategies, like shoe bombs, but as Congressional testimony has noted over the past several years, the perimeter security at airports is shockingly weak. “For all the money and attention that in-airport screening gets,” wrote in February, “the back doors to airports are, comparatively, wide open — and people go through them all the time.” Recent perimeter breaches shocked officials at major airports in Charlotte, Philadelphia, Atlanta and New York City.