402533 01: (FILE PHOTO) An F-15 Eagle from the Massachusetts Air National Guard"s 102nd Fighter Wing flies a combat air patrol mission over New York City November 6, 2001 in support of Operation Noble Eagle which has patrolled American skies since September 11, 2001. The Bush administration announced March 18, 2002 that the military is reducing the number of fighter jets on round-the-clock patrols over the U.S., relying instead on a combination of planes in the air and on stand-by on the ground. (Photo by Lt. Col. Bill Ramsay/U.S. Air Force/Getty Images)