TSA head: Knife rule lets TSA focus on bigger threats

04/8/2013 | USA Today

John Pistole, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, told lawmakers in a letter last week that he will let fliers carry certain small knives on planes as per a recent policy reversal -- despite outcry from flight crew members, lawmakers and the public. "Given these real and significant threats, security experts worldwide have concluded that small pocket knives and certain sporting equipment do not pose a security risk that would result in the catastrophic failure of an aircraft and the loss of all life on board," he wrote in the letter.

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