This was just reported on WTOP News from Washington, D.C. http://www.wtop.com
excerpt from the report:
"many federal air marshalls are complaining about working 5 days a week on airplanes, which made them sick. Since Sept. 11, many new air marshalls were hired without having to pass the old, more stringent, marksmanship tests, and this has caused concerns among air marshalls who have been in the service for a long time. Last, but not least is the new dress code imposed by the service. The air marshalls claim this makes them quite easily identifiable by anyone, including any potential terrorists and hijackers. They are considering suing the federal government to improve working conditions....."
I can understand the last two concerns they addressed, but not the first one. (working on airplanes 5 days a week make them sick? what about flight attendants & pilots who do that regularaly) I hope the govt can resolve any problems they have as quickly as possible. After all, the air marshall are our last line of defense. No, I do NOT support arming commercial airline pilots.