FAMS are meant to stop terrorist or other potentially dangerous Â actions by passengers when they occur. Â But one of the key components of Â the program is the conceptual deterrence it is supposed to provide. Â Â The question is does it really work? Â Â Itâ€™s hard to say if it stops Â terrorists from trying to execute their plans. Â Thatâ€™s because they Â donâ€™t tell us. Â After 911 the Air Marshall Program was expanded, but Â that was going to take some time to hire and train the additional staff Â needed. Â Â To solve that problem during that time while they were ramping Â up their hiring and training, other agencies stent volunteers to act as Â Air Marshalls. Â Â We know they are out there, but how many flights are Â they on? For example, did you hear of air Marshalls intervening with Â Richard Reed the Shoe Bomber in December of 2001? Â Or how about Umar Â Farouk Abdulmutallab the underwear bomber in December of 2009? Â There Â are some that say itâ€™s not a detergent due to the number of flights they Â are not on. Â Yet others say it is because they feel safer knowing one Â could be on their flight. Â Â Where do you stand on the subject? Â Support Â your answer.
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