TSA chief warns of 'new underwear bomb' which threatened airline last year and forced agency to rethink all its security procedures
By: Ryan Gorman, UK Daily Mail - 7/21/2013
- The new bomb was discovered by a double agent.
- Uses a number of more sophisticated techniques designed to avoid detection by bomb-sniffing dogs or TSA equipment
- 'Underwear 2' allegedly built by a Yemeni bomb making expert affiliated with al-Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula
The head of the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) said Friday that underwear bombers are still a concern.
Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, TSA chief John Pistole said al Qaeda has retooled its underwear bomb designed to take planes down over the United States.
Airport security systems had to be modified after a double agent discovered exposed the second iteration of the device last year, Pistole said during a question and answer session moderated by ABC reporter Brian Ross.
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