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Statement on USA Today Piece on Federal Air Marshals

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The air marshal story in the November 13 edition of USA Today presents a distorted view of the TSA's Federal Air Marshal Service by simply compiling and rehashing old reports in an attempt to falsely characterize an organization comprised of many thousands, based on the isolated actions of a very few over the course of many years. This flawed premise simply ignores and misrepresents the dedicated professionalism and expertise of the men and women that have protected our skies around-the-clock every single day since the attacks of September 11, 2001.