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"No-Fly Zone" Around Washington To Become Permanent

CBS News' Carter Yang reports that the FAA announced plans today to make permanent the "no-fly zone" around Washington, D.C., which was first implemented after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The restriction protects a 30-mile radius and is intended to fortify the White House, the Capitol and other potential terrorist targets in the D.C. area.

The FAA released the following statement on the matter: "The changes were coordinated with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, which are responsible for ensuring security in the Washington area. This rule will help air traffic controllers and security agencies monitor air traffic by identifying, distinguishing and responding appropriately if an aircraft deviates from its expected flight path or is not complying with instructions from controllers."

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