Title is slightly misleading (it's full-speed ahead with MMW ) but the article itself gets it right. Policy Mic: Civil Liberties Win: TSA Discontinues Body Scanners, This is a Victory in the Cause for Liberty The intrusive backscatter imaging devices were pulled about a month ago in New York City's LaGuardia and JFK airports, Chicago O'Hare, and in Boston, Charlotte, Los Angeles, and Orlando. Having first planned to move these machines to smaller airports, TSA's assistant administrator for security capabilities, John Sanders, says the machines have been moved to warehouse in Texas alongside over $100 million worth of other unused equipment (which should induce a tangential eye roll at this stockpile of government waste) ... No, the primary problem is the fact that the TSA are the employees of the federal government — meaning anyone whom wishes to travel by air must grovel with the state in order to do so. Like practically all government failure, implementing a one-size-fits-all plan for airport security is inefficient, ineffective, and reduces freedom. Because not only do the TSA's searches delay air travel, but they have yet to produce any results, and have permanently changed the standard by which the government may step into our personal space and fondle our nether regions.