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July 7, 2008, 8:14 PM EDT
London ( - Despite calls by the U.K. government for increased airline security, sky marshals have yet to be deployed on British flights, officials say. The idea originally was mooted by the government in the weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington.But a government source recently confirmed to a U.K. newspaper that sky marshals have not yet been deployed, saying: "The circumstances have not arisen yet in which we would wish to use them."