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Sunday, July 11 - Tuesday, July 13, 2004
After 2½ years, frightening security breaches and sinking employee morale stain the record of the agency created to help thwart another attack.

Part 1
U.S. airport-security system
riddled with failures

Security breaches show the system is overwhelmed and poorly managed, workers say. [July 11, 2004]
Part 2
Screeners: Workplace conditions jeopardize passengers
Low morale, high injury rates and long hours spell trouble for public safety. [July 12, 2004]
Part 3
Air safety hinges on change of course for ailing agency
Does the federal government have what it takes to make air travel safe?
[July 13, 2004]
What TSA screeners said
Quotes from across the country.
Q&A Reporters Cheryl Phillps and Steve Miletich answered your questions.
   View breaches by state:
We found 100 cases where guns, knives and other banned items passed undetected through security. Map of the United States: Click on a green state to read about breaches that occurred there
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