TSA reviewing airport pat-down method
WASHINGTON (AP) - November 23, 2010 -- Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole says the agency is asking government security experts if there is a way to make the security pat-down less invasive but just as thorough.
Pistole says there are no modifications planned as yet for the invasive pat-downs that make some air travelers uncomfortable.
Undercover tests by government security experts factored into the Obama administration's decision to use a more thorough pat-down so that screeners can catch a bomb hidden in a traveler's underwear.
A man charged in an attempt to bomb an airliner last Christmas Day is alleged to have hidden a bomb in his underwear.
airline security, transportation security administration, national/world
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