Homeland Security Thins Air Marshal Ranks

The Department of Homeland Security has pared the number of Federal Air Marshals — plain-clothed officers whose job is to protect aircraft from terrorists — during the past three years, according to an internal email obtained by CNN.
Budget cuts have "led to … a reduction in FAMs (Federal Air Marshals) through attrition," the email said.

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