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U.S. Seeks Tougher EU Flight Security

The Bush administration demands the EU approve a list of air security increases, including armed guards on all flights. Europe may resist

Armed guards on all trans-Atlantic flights and a multiday waiting period for Europeans looking to travel to the US -- those are two of seven bold new measures the US is asking the European Union to implement in an effort to boost transatlantic airline security.

The Guardian newspaper reported on Monday that all 27 EU members are being asked to sign off on the memorandum of understanding, which was circulating in Brussels and capitals across Europe over the weekend. Some EU officials described Washington's demands as "blackmail" and "troublesome."