Did DHS Risk Safety, Security by Letting ‘At-Risk’ Air Cargo In?
From Tom Fitton’s article for Newsmax:
We’ve reported previously on the failures of the Department of Homeland Security, the creation of which was a controversial shuffling of the bureaucratic deck after 9/11, and now we’ve got more evidence that this mammoth agency stumbles on its own feet.
Our Corruption Chronicles blog reveals:
When al-Qaida militants deployed bombs on U.S.-bound planes, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responded by launching a program called Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) to prevent similar aviation security threats.
That was a decade ago and, as is typical with many government programs, it fails miserably to accomplish its mission years after being implemented.
“As a result, air carriers will continue transporting high-risk air cargo into the United States, putting public safety and national security at risk,” according to a report made public this month by the DHS Inspector General, which states the obvious in the document: “Air cargo shipments pose significant threats to national security.”
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