US guards with guns to patrol British airports for the first time under controversial new plans being discussed by London and Washington


- US Department of Homeland Security wants to introduce the scheme
- It's a worldwide proposal, including including Heathrow and Manchester
- Policy makers hope it will reduce the risk of IS terrorists flying to America

See the article: US guards with guns to patrol British airports for the first time under controversial new plans being discussed by London and Washington (Mail Online, link)

See also: UK may allow US security checks on passengers before transatlantic travel (Guardian , link) and Working Party on Frontiers/Mixed Committee (EU-Iceland/Liechtenstein/Norway/Switzerland) Subject: Summary of discussions (LIMITE doc no:12034-14.pdf): which includes at Point 5:

"Information provided by the NL delegation regarding the request of the US to introduce a border preclearance facility at the Schiphol airport."

 

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