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Red Team agents use disguises, ingenuity to expose TSA vulnerabilities

Red Team agents use disguises, ingenuity to expose TSA vulnerabilities

They are so expert at evading airport security that a former head of the Transportation Security Administration once hailed them as “super-terrorists” for their ability to smuggle weapons and other prohibited items aboard planes. They are said to use disguises and false identities, and one recently managed to sneak fake explosives taped to his body past a TSA screener's routine pat-down. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: TSA: In the June 3 Section A, an article about TSA airport screeners' failure to find fake explosives and weapons in 67 out of 70 tests said that the tests were conducted by undercover federal agents known as the Red Team. That term was used by Homeland...

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