Get Private Contractors Out of Airport Security

September 21, 2001

Today President Bush proposed new security measures for U.S. aviation, including dramatically increasing the number of federal marshals on commercial flights and stricter cockpit security. According to today's Boston Globe, he is also likely to seek tougher federal standards for training and background checks. But these proposals are not only too late, they do too little to redress long-known security problems at our country's airports. As long as airp

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