Barack Obama defends TSA pat-downs

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London, Nov 21 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has defended Transportation Security Administration (TSA) amid a growing backlash against the airport pat-downs in the name of security.

The President, speaking at a NATO summit in Lisbon, said he understands the frustrations of U.S. airline passengers who are subject to intrusive security screenings, reports the Daily Mail.

He said he has asked security officials whether there's a less intrusive approach.

But security officials have told him that the current procedures are the only ones considered effective enough right now to guard against terrorist threats.

However, being the President of the US, he admitted he has not experienced the new patdowns and imaging devices now in use as he doesn't have to undergo any security checks. (ANI)

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