Airport Security Essay

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Resolved: The USFG Should Create A Policy That Substantially Reduces Security Measures In All United States Airports What comes to mind in terms of airport security? Is it the process of physically screening every passenger so that the plane can complete a safe journey? Is it a sham produced by the United States Federal Government (USFG) to make travelers feel better? The answer is probably a little bit of both. Immediately after the 9/11 terrorists attacks, there was an overwhelming need to review and change the security procedures that were in place at that time. Since then, there have been several major security measures introduced and implemented across the country. What is clearly evident is that the USFG DOES NOT need to substantially reduce security measures in all U.S. airports. In fact, the USFG should increase its role in security measures. Some security experts and the media have scrutinized and even lambasted current security measures in U.S. airports. Some of the time they are correct. In addition, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has grossly mismanaged its substantial budget and given many taxpayers the impression of another federal government entity rife with fraud, waste & abuse. The scrutiny from critics in regards to TSA’s apparent fiscal ineptitude have painted a picture of unnecessary security procedures and gross mismanagement. However, there is a clear path as to why the USFG should increase security measures in all U.S. airports, how those measures should be increased/what measures should be increased and how those increases can be enacted without increasing the current or future budgets. This plan will also illustrate how substantial reductions to security measures in U.S. airports could have extreme consequences to U.S. national security. The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) primary purpose of TSA
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