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Airplane Security / Air Marshals #1088155

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 13, 2015
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Drew Griffin) A 2012 TSA report on the "insecurity" of federal air marshals providing security on airplane flights examined; details given about air marshal suicides, sleep deprivation, taking sleep medication, alcohol. [Retired air marshal Sonya HIGHTOWER@- says air marshals are exhausted, forgetful; states the agency can be fixed, but nobody is listening.] [Senior air marshal John CASARETTI@- comments on suicides linked to scheduling.] A TSA statement on air marshals quoted. The role of federal air marshals & how they could be better used as "terrorism cops" discussed.

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew
Duration:
00:06:50

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