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Air Marshalls on Terrorist No Fly List?

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By Robert Charette May 2, 2008

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The Washington Times is reporting that Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., wants to know "why federal air marshals (FAMs) were prevented from boarding some flights because their names matched those on the terrorist no-fly list, and whether the problem has been solved."

The Times ran a story yesterday that said the problem has persisted for years, but it wasn't until April 23 that a new security directive was released "to address those situations where air carriers deny FAMs boarding based on 'no-fly list' names matches."

"Glad" to see that the government takes as long to address the problems of air marshals as the general public.

If this is all true, this is just too dumb for words.

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