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Phoenix International Airport revealed that it will be the first in the U.S. to test new technology that performs a vitural strip-search on passengers.

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These kinds of stories continue to raise red flags. "Corrupt insiders" often pose greater threats to the system than outsiders.

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The House of Representatives' passage of H.R. 1 in its first 100 hours has many in the aviation security world shaking their heads. Following-up on their campaign promise to fully implement the recommendations of the 9/11 commission, the new Democrat leadership has allocated an additional $21 billion - including $13.1 billion for aviation security - over the next five years.

Like a lot of folks, I was and remain highly skeptical of the 9/11 Commission. It was a creation of the Washington establishment with the sole of purpose of pushing the "we could never have imagined a day like 9/11" agenda. This way no one within the U.S. government could ever be held to account for enabling a system that helped the hijackers to succeed.

No FAA, CIA, FBI, or Congressional official has ever been made to fully answer for what they did or didn't do in the run-up to 9/11. The best chance was the 9/11 Commission - and they failed miserably. Now we are going to listen to this group of political hacks as to what is the best way to secure the air transport system.

It is a good thing that there are not a lot of terrorists in the world and that those who are out there are not the brighest bulbs in the lamp. If the opposite were true, given the horrible way we have approached aviation security in recent years, there would have been a lot more tragic days like 9-11.