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Homeland security chief defends allowing short knives on planes


March 26, 2013
The chief of the nation's department of homeland security is defending the Obama administration's surprise decision to allow passengers to resume carrying short knives onto passenger airlines.

Janet Napolitano told reporters at a press breakfast Tuesday that the Transportation Security Administration has made "the right decision from a security standpoint" to permit passengers to resume carrying small knives onto aircraft for the first time since 19 hijackers used box cutters to kill aircraft crew members to seize control of the four aircraft involved in the 9/11 attacks. More.

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