Dealing with drunk passengers is tops on the list.
Not only does it compromise their undercover status, it also puts them at risk of being attacked by a terrorist while diverted by an inebriated flyer.
As many marshals have explained it to me, a drunken passenger is the airline’s problem, not the Federal Air Marshal Service.
So with that in mind, judge this action:
The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, launched two F-16 fighter jets briefly Friday after the pilot of a commercial flight reported a drunken passenger locked in a lavatory.
Yeah, that happened.
What next, Navy SEALS launching a counter-attack from within the commodes?