In the days following the 9-11 attacks leaders in Washington rushed to build a security system to give Americans confidence to fly again.
With record number of travelers now flying one could argue that the creation of the Transportation Security Administration –or TSA–was a success.
But critics, from those who work at TSA to those who helped create it, say the agency has become a bloated, out of control bureaucracy where problems are ignored or swept under the rug and where security vulnerabilities are as bad or worse than prior to 9-11.
In the nine years since the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, the federal government has spent billions of your tax dollars supposedly to create better security and aviation safety.
But a six month I-Team investigation into security at our airports raises serious questions about how much safer we really are.
I-Team investigator Stephen Stock digs up the truth behind what critics call “Security Theater” at our airports.