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U.S., Europe Divided on Sky Marshals

The United States and European nations failed Friday to bridge divisions during a high-level meeting over a U.S. proposal to use armed sky marshals on trans-Atlantic flights. Asa Hutchinson, U.S. undersecretary for border and transportation security, sought to convince European civil aviation officials that armed guards are needed to thwart terrorist attacks in planes. But although Britain and France were open to the idea, other Europeans largely stuck to their reservations. “Use of weapons on board an aircraft is always potentially dangerous because there are some very sensitive electronics on board every aircraft,” said Lars Lovkvist, Finnish Air Transport Authority Director. Full Story

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