Spending more time and lengthening lines won’t help

In light of their dismal performance in identifying contraband, the TSA has now lengthened waiting lines even further: Lines at TSA Checkpoints Getting Longer.

Unfortunately, given the extremely rare nature of terrorists attacks on airlines and the limits on possible effectiveness of these types of searches, mass screening of innocent travelers can never work. It is a statistical impossibility, as documented on other posts on this site.

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