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US Tells Foreign Carriers to Put Guards on Planes

One week after raising its terror alert level, the U.S. government on Monday ordered foreign airlines to place armed marshals on selected flights to and from the United States to thwart attacks. The Department of Homeland Security, which on Dec. 21 raised its terror alert to the second highest level, said it remained concerned about al Qaeda’s desire to conduct attacks against commercial airlines within the United States. The department issued the aviation emergency orders to further boost security on aircraft flying to, from and over the United States. When intelligence information shows signs of a potential threat on a flight the department will require foreign carriers to place armed government law enforcement officers on particular passenger and cargo flights. The new measures go into effect immediately. Full Story

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