It was auditors, not elite agents, that managed to smuggle fake weapons past TSA

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The undercover agents who managed to sneak fake weapons past the Transportation Security Administration were auditors with no specialized training, not “super terrorists” with tactical expertise.

During a hearing Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth told the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs he was surprised by media reports claiming elite “Red Teams” were responsible for testing the effectiveness of TSA screeners. Roth testified that “the testers we use are auditors … [who]don’t have any specialized background or training in this kind of work.”

Last week, ABC News revealed that undercover Homeland Security agents were able to sneak fake weapons and explosive past TSA agents on 67 out of 70 attempts, leading to the dismissal of the agency’s acting administrator. An unidentified source leaked news of the 96% failure rate, which is included in a classified inspector general report on the effectiveness of TSA screening procedures.
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