Time to Rethink Airport Security

Bottom-line: Seek out bad people, not bad objects. After the recent thwarting of a terrorist plot, Bob Poole’s new study (published by Heritage) is even more significant:

Although well-intentioned, much of the effort to enhance aviation security since September 11, 2001, has done little to make the skies significantly safer. Despite large amounts of taxpayers’ money and pas¨sengers’ time, little has been accomplished that actu¨ally increases aviation security. The time has come for Congress to start over and mandate a new approach.

Read the whole study here. Related: Reason’s Airport Security Research Center