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LINTHICUM, MD - AUGUST 26: A television monitor at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport shows inbound flights to BWI on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008 in Linthicum, MD. A computer malfunction at a Federal Aviation Administration facility in Georgia Tuesday caused widespread flight delays. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Federal Air Marshals Say TSA Separated Them From Families During Harvey

With the hurricane closing in, agents asked to return to their families in Houston. They were refused.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 10:  A United Airlines plane sits on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport on June 10, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  The Environmental Protection Agency is taking the first steps to start the process of regulating greenhouse gas emissions from airplane exhaust.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chinese Blame America for United Airlines

The brutal treatment of an Asian-American doctor has reminded Chinese of everything they hate about the United States.

This picture taken on May 19, 2016 shows the hall of the Roissy-Charles De Gaulle airport in Roissy-en-France near Paris. An EgyptAir flight which disappeared from radar screens en route from Paris to Cairo early on May 19, 2016, crashed into the sea off the southern Greek island of Karpathos while in Egyptian airspace, a Greece aviation source told AFP. "At around 0029 GMT (3:29 am) when it was in Egyptian airspace, the plane disappeared from Greek radars... it crashed around 130 nautical miles off the island of Karpathos," the source told AFP.  AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON / AFP / THOMAS SAMSON        (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Flight 804: Slipping Through the Cracks

Airports are supposed to be some of the most secure places on earth. If an Egyptian airliner was brought down by terrorists after leaving Paris, authorities will face the grim reality that they aren’t safe enough.


Is the Islamic State Taking Its Fight to the Skies?

The militants who control much of Syria and Iraq may be taking a page from the al Qaeda handbook and trying to blow up passenger jets.


U.S. Aviation Authorities: Plane Groundings Not Due to a Hack

A failed software update -- not a hack -- kept planes in the Washington, D.C., region on the ground Saturday.


The Missile That Will End the War

Why the downing of MH17 is the beginning of the end for Ukraine’s separatists and a nightmare for Vladimir Putin.


Bad Politics, Worse Prose

From suicidal astronauts to bestiality, you can learn a lot about what makes the world's worst tyrants tick from the terrible books they write.


FP Favorites: The Stories That Mattered in March 2011

In March's installment of FP's most popular stories of the month, events in Libya and Japan had us glued to our screens, while March Madness was one place where democracy triumphed over dictatorship.


Obama’s Unconstitutional War

By unilaterally going to war against Libya, Obama is bringing America closer to the imperial presidency than Bush ever did.


Does the World Belong in Libya’s War?

Foreign Policy's crack team of international experts debate whether Washington, London, and Paris were right to step in.