Saturday, January 15, 2011

Is it on?

Okay, how would you know if the invisible fence was cancelled?

How would you know if it was or wasn't there?

Maybe we're playing mind games on illegal immigrants and drug runners?

Invisible border fence cancelled
By Stewart M. Powell - Houston Chronicle

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday canceled the long-troubled, high tech invisible fence project along the U.S.-Mexico border, ending a five-year pilot program that President George W. Bush once envisioned stretching along most of the nation’s 1,969-mile southern border.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said technology gleaned from the 53-mile project in Arizona would be used to continue developing a flexible high tech border security network that relies on agents from the U.S. Border Patrol, 700 miles of pedestrian and vehicle fencing and aerial surveillance by unmanned drones.

“There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to meet our border technology needs, and this new strategy is tailored to the unique needs of each border region, providing faster deployment of technology, better coverage, and a more effective balance between cost and capability,” Napolitano said.

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