NPR logo

U.S. Requires Armed Guards on Some International Flights

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1575236/1575237" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
U.S. Requires Armed Guards on Some International Flights

U.S.

U.S. Requires Armed Guards on Some International Flights

U.S. Requires Armed Guards on Some International Flights

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1575236/1575237" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The U.S. government announces measures requiring international air carriers — both passenger and cargo — to put armed guards on some flights over the United States, effectively immediately. The Department of Homeland Security says air marshals for the hundreds of commercial flights through U.S. air space will come from the country of the airline's ownership. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.