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Seven Years Later Concerns About Airports Persist

The uniforms may look nicer, but complaints still persist seven years after 9/11 that the airports aren’t as safe as they should be. What’s it going to take?

By John Hilkevitch
Chicago Tribune
CHICAGO — The nation’s airport security screeners unveiled new uniforms Thursday on the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and as a congressional report blistered the federal government for failing “to provide the American people the security they expect and deserve.”
The report, titled “Wasted Lessons of 9/11,” cited poor progress toward identifying potentially dangerous airline passengers before they show up at the airport. It also questioned whether the Department of Homeland Security will meet a 2010 deadline to screen all cargo transported on passenger planes in the U.S.
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