According to the BBC, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the U.S. is"taking an additional set of aviation security precautions to protect the American people."
"Some of these measures include enhanced random screening, additional federal air marshals on certain routes and adding individuals of concern to our terrorist watch list system," she said."
The Associated Press just sort of threw these numbers out there:
The administration has already added hundreds of air marshals to the existing force of more than 4,000. Napolitano said the air marshals would be assigned to flights on certain routes. There were no air marshals on Northwest Flight 253 on Christmas or on the same flight the following day.
Really? A force of 4,000? That seems misleading...