Since the Germanwings crash it is not so easy to deliberately crash an airliner if the cockpit always has at least 2 people in it. I think that is the rule now, isn't it? No pilot can leave the cockpit unless another crew member enters the cockpit to prevent the possibility of the second pilot being locked out.
I don't have aggressive tendencies, but I don't know about other people and their capacity to incapacitate their colleagues in close quarter combat...
Which still has no chance to intercept an airline at Mach 0.8 and 35.000 feet. In addition the Swiss also desire to be able to intercept other fighter aircraft as well and provide control of the airspace in times of conflict.
Yeah, but that capability is ultra-expensive for such a small country. In the case of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopian ... Flight_702
a French Mirage escorted the hi-jacked 767 over Switzerland. They should pool their resources and establish command procedures that would allow a shootdown over the respective neighboring country, if this would ever be needed.
During the Cold War, Swiss doctrine envisioned battling Warsaw Pact forces over Germany and Austria, and not so much over Switzerland itself.