U.S. adds air marshals on overseas flights

U.S. officials have added air marshals to overseas flights, especially flights between the United States and Britain, The New York Times reported.

 U.S. adds air marshals on overseas flights
U.S. officials have added air marshals to overseas flights, especially flights between the United States and Britain, The New York Times reported.

Citing Department of Homeland Security officials, the newspaper said the placement of extra air marshals on flights was one of several steps taken to increase security in response to Saturday's attack at an airport in Glasgow, Scotland.

Federal officials have worked with state and local police to tighten security at U.S. airports, mass transit systems and railway stations, the newspaper said.

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said several times during the weekend there was no specific or credible evidence of an imminent terrorist threat to the United States.

Transportation Security Administration head Kip Hawley told the Times the additional security was warranted, and might serve to deter possible attacks.

"We have amped it way up to send a message that we are ready to move," said Hawley.
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