US airport security agency cleared 73 workers with terror ties: probe

The Transportation Security Administration failed to detect at least 73 people with links to terrorism who were hired by US airports, a new report made public has revealedThe US agency in charge of transportation security failed to detect at least 73 people with links to terrorism who were hired by US airports, a new report made public Tuesday has revealed. The report by the Transportation Security Administration’s inspector general said the agency relied on airports to do the background checks. By law, the TSA “had limited oversight” over the process and thus “lacked assurance that it properly vetted all credential applicants,” the report said.

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