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Former TSA Chief: Allow Weapons on Planes

Dennis733 Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 6:11 PM
But remember only the cockpit of post WWII fighter aircraft is pressurized. The rest of the A/C is not.
shubi_ Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 8:11 PM
The cockpit wasn't pressurized either, which is why oxygen masks were necessary at high altitudes.

In a Wall Street Journal op/ed today, Kip Hawley, former head of the Transportation Security Administration from 2005-2009, has some radical suggestions for how to increase airport safety -- and they're in direct opposition to everything we do now.

He argues that the TSA needs to embrace two basic principles before it can make any significant improvements in both travel security and convenience.

First, the TSA's mission is to prevent a catastrophic attack on the transportation system, not to ensure that every single passenger can avoid harm while traveling. Much of the friction in the system...