Ex-TSA Chief Calls Airport Security Screenings 90 Percent “Clutter”

America’s airline security system spends 90 percent of its effort looking for “clutter” and distracting agents from genuine threats. So says Kip Hawley, former Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration in a new book.

Meanwhile, the traveling public is contemptuous over long waits, inconvenience, and perceived intrusiveness over screening for items that pose no risk.

“We need to prune these regulations in a major way,” Hawley says.

Read the full story on my Seat 1A blog on Forbes.com.