Airlines are questioning the value of the $800-million annual program that funds the force of 4,000 federal air marshals. Kenneth Dunlap, global director, security and travel facilitation for the International Air Transport Association, suggests that the program ought to be reviewed for its effectiveness. He estimates that 2,500 marshals are ready to fly on commercial airlines at any given time to act as a deterrent to terrorism. In times of budgetary concerns, Dunlap says the least ...
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