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Easy-to-Spot Air Security Might Be Easy Target

As they settled into first class on American Airlines Flight 1438 from Chicago to Miami, they were supposed to be the last line of defense against terrorists — two highly trained U.S. air marshals who would sit unnoticed among the ordinary travelers but spring into action at the first sign of trouble. Imagine their chagrin when a fellow passenger coming down the aisle suddenly boomed out, “Oh, I see we have air marshals on board!” The incident, detailed in an intelligence brief, is an example of something that happens all too often, marshals say. The element of surprise may be crucial to their mission, but it turns out they’re “as easy to identify as a uniformed police officer,” the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Assn. said in a complaint to Congress. The problem is not security leaks. It’s the clothes. Full Story

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