sep 11, 2001 - The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
A series of coordinated suicide attacks where four planes were high-jacked by the terrorist group al-Qaeda and were purposely crashed in several locations, with the Twin Towers being the main target. This event caused many people to question the security level of airports, especially at airport screenings. Because of 9/11, the controversy of airport security being safe while efficient came into fruition, as one viewpoint believes that airport security is far too weak and needs to improve dramatically. This is due to the fact that the screenings and TSA agents should have been able to detect the weapons that the terrorists had.
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