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Clinton: TSA Should Try to Make Airport Screening Less Intrusive

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Saturday: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama at the Afghanistan Opening Session at the NATO Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. (AP)

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says officials should try to make the new airport security measures, including full body scans and intimate pat-downs, less intrusive.

Clinton says there's clearly a need for the tighter security. But she says the government should explore ways to "to limit the number of people who are going to be put through surveillance."

She says she understands "how offensive it must be" for some people to undergo the searches. She says there's a need to strike "the right balance" and to "get it better and less intrusive and more precise."

Would she submit to a pat-down? "Not if I could avoid it," Clinton says. "No. I mean, who would?"

She made the comments in interviews aired Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" and NBC's "Meet the Press."

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