'Gentler, kinder' training program for customs and border personnel a waste of resources, labor unions say.
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Program is slated for a demonstration in early 2006.
Democrats, antinuclear groups say transport planned for next month could be vulnerable to terrorist attack.
TSA chief says agency is close to rolling out a passenger screening system and a comprehensive strategic plan.
Watchdog group charges that the safety overseer wants to relax precautions.
Report casts blame on soldiers and contract employees; discipline recommended for five officers.
Officials tell lawmakers that at least 50 percent of all classified documents should be made public.
Independent panel's assessment stops short of calling for resignations of Pentagon leaders.