Travelers continue to complain that the current security checks by the Transportation Security Administration are intrusive and humiliating. The TSA has announced that some changes may be made if it is determined that the measures have gone too far. International Relations professor Arthur Hulnick, a 35-year veteran of the intelligence profession, offers the following view:
“Unfortunately, security professionals tend to see everyone as the ‘enemy,’ and don’t like to be challenged about their procedures.
“Bruce Hoffman, an expert on terrorism, has said that we should be using full-body screenings and extensive body searches on those people who seem to be threatening. I agree.
“The President could order changes. But if he does not take a position on this, I don’t expect changes in current invasive measures.”
Contact Arthur Hulnick, 617-353-8978, firstname.lastname@example.org