The TSA’s usefulness
Re “Time for the TSA to go?,” Opinion, June 5
It is highly disturbing and unacceptable that Transportation Security Administration agents failed to detect 95% of firearms and explosives concealed by operatives in tests.
Worse, the TSA director was reassigned rather than removed from government employment. The solution, of course, is to remove the costly bureaucracy and layers of useless administration impeding Homeland Security and the TSA. Surely, there is no place for bloated, over-reaching incompetency, abuse of authority or dereliction of duty from those responsible for our national security.
In terms of the TSA, it should be replaced by airport security divisions of local law enforcement— such as the airport police covering Los Angeles airports— which could be extended to passenger screening and complete security at airports. Our security demands it. Daniel B. Jeffs
A SIGN at O’Hare International Airport directs travelers to a checkpoint staffed by TSA agents.