Air Marshals Stretched Thin

They're America's flying enforcers, the federal air marshals – the last line of defense in the case of an attack on an airborne plane. . . . But since two marshals shot and killed an unarmed mentally ill man earlier this month, problems within the small, secretive agency have again come to light. The Federal Air Marshal Service is beset by persistent challenges from morale to training to top-heavy management, sources say – so much so that the nation risks having too few marshals to protect commercial aviation. (Christian Science Monitor, Wednesday)

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