Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nation's Travel Security Chief Pistole to Retire

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nation's Travel Security Chief Pistole to Retire

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WASHINGTON * John Pistole announced Thursday that he is stepping down as chief of the Transportation Security Administration after 4 turbulent years, in which the agency sought to balance passenger privacy against safety and stay a step ahead of terrorists looking for new ways to smuggle bombs aboard planes.

Pistole said he would leave office at the end of the year and expected to accept a position in academia next year.

Shortly after his announcement, Anderson University posted a statement on its website that said a search committee will propose to the school's board of trustees that Pistole be the school's next president. The university is in Anderson, Ind., Pistole's hometown.

Pistole's retirement comes at a time when the agency is facing one of its toughest challenges since its creation after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks how to prevent a terrorist from boarding a plane with a bomb that contains no metal parts and isn't detectable through normal screening. …

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