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U.S. to Consider Alternatives to Sky Marshals

The United States is ready to consider alternatives to armed sky marshals to ensure security on transatlantic flights, in the face of resistance from some EU countries, a top U.S. official said Monday. Britain and Germany have responded positively to U.S. demands for armed officers to be put on flights to and from America that are judged to be high-risk, but Italy and other EU states said they did not have the resources to train and employ sky marshals. “We will not make that demand when that is not workable in an EU state,” Asa Hutchinson, Under Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, told reporters. “There could be alternative security measures to be put in place,” said Hutchinson, attending EU-U.S. talks on transport security cooperation. He did not elaborate. Full Story

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