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TSA Failures Warrant Discussion on Privatizing Security

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New reports show depraved state of our nation’s airport security.

A recent report indicated that at one of the country’s largest airports, the Transportation Security Administration failed to detect potential threats 94% of the time.

These threats include explosive materials, fake weapons, and drugs. During the test items were concealed in a more careful manner than the average traveler would go to. Reflecting the very type of threats and efforts to hide that the TSA should be most prepared to prevent.

With the war on terror continuing to spread throughout the west, the United States points of transit are increasingly vulnerable. As the government run agency continues to show its ineptitude, is it time to move forward with the privatization of our security at airports?

Brandon Blackburn

Brandon Blackburn is a Senior OpsLens Contributor and former CIA Counterterrorism Officer with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA with a concentration in International Business. During his time with the CIA, Brandon served multiple tours in the Middle East, to include Iraq and Jordan, and in Afghanistan. Brandon consults with businesses and media on national security related issues with his consulting firm B4B Enterprises. Blackburn is also a consulting producer for Live PD on A&E. He can be followed on Twitter @Bran_Blackburn.

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