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U.S. Says It Will Not Cut Air Marshals

The U.S. Department Homeland Security, which just warned the airline industry of possible new al Qaeda hijackings, on Wednesday denied reports it was cutting back on the number of air marshals deployed on flights. Media reports of possible cutbacks in the number of armed undercover agents on U.S. flights sparked angry reactions on Capitol Hill. But department officials said the reports were wrong. “The federal air marshal program is a critical piece of the Department of Homeland Security’s aviation security defenses,” said spokesman Brian Roehrkasse. “There are no plans to cut the federal air marshal program at this time or reduce their number of missions. Statements to the contrary are erroneous.” Full Story

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