The lack of instances in which terrorists try to use knives to take over a plane underscores that their tactics have shift to using explosive devices instead, which what TSA is devoting its energies to finding, Pistole said. He noted that the proposed policy would mostly conform U.S. regulations with international standards, which were changed in 2010 to allow these types of small knives to be carried by passengers. Yet none has been used in a terrorist incident so far, he said.Even though the agency is focused on new threats, "it doesn't mean old threats don't still exist," Swalwell responded.
TSA Stands By Plan To Allow Small Knives On Planes
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