The TSA is currently using some very controversial tactics to secure our airports from terrorist activity. This includes the use of revealing body scanners and what some claim to be very inappropriate physical searches.
Also, as some may know, white hat hacker Moxie Marlinspike was stopped, had his phone and computer confiscated and searched without warrant. Apparently he was put a Federal Terrorist watch list.
Is all this really necessary? I mean come on, do we really need to come to this to stop a few bad apples? Israel deals with a lot more terrorist activity than we do, and yet they have not had an incident with a plane in decades. Their secret? They never let them on the plane.
Check out this exceptional WSJ video.