Thursday, May 01, 2008

We're from the Government, and We're Here to Help You

Air marshals grounded in list mix-ups�-�-�Breaking News, Political News & National Security News - The Washington Times: "False identifications based on a terrorist no-fly list have for years prevented some federal air marshals from boarding flights they are assigned to protect, according to officials with the agency, which is finally taking steps to address the problem.

Federal Air Marshals (FAMs) familiar with the situation say the mix-ups, in which marshals are mistaken for terrorism suspects who share the same names, have gone on for years — just as they have for thousands of members of the traveling public.

One air marshal said it has been 'a major problem, where guys are denied boarding by the airline.'"

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