Threats to the southern border have taken a new unexpected dimension. The Washington Examiner reports:
As the political clash over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy has played out on the U.S.-Mexico border, hovering above is the growing presence of drones.
These small unmanned aircraft systems are piloted by multiple interests — drug traffickers looking for a way into the country, the U.S. government trying to keep them out, and even journalists hoping to get a new point of view on an issue that has gripped headlines for weeks.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has increasingly invested in anti-drone technologies as well as their own patrol aircraft.
In fiscal 2018, as of March 26, there have been 36 reports of small drone, or small unmanned aircraft system, sightings to the Air and Marine Operations Center along the U.S.-Mexico Border, Jennifer Gabris, a spokesperson for the CBP office of public affairs, told the Washington Examiner via email. By comparison, there were only 19 reports in all of fiscal 2017.
New threats at the border are just another reason why the border has to be strengthened.
Border Patrol should shut there drones off, hit the area with a sonic blast or something to crash the other electronics, then relaunch their own, and get to work. That would by them at least a little time to work without interference from enemies on either side. And yes, these days, the main stream media has become the enemy of America.
I’ve proposed building a 10 to 25 mile wide, 24 hour a day, seven days a week, live fire military training reservation along the US/Mexico border from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean at San Diego. And, if Mexico complains, build it on their side. It should be called the General John “Black Jack” Pershing Military Reservation. Why? “In 1916 Pancho Villa and his bandido’s raided the town of Columbus, New Mexico, and in response President Woodrow Wilson sent General John “Black Jack” Pershing into Mexico after him. Back then, American authorities at least did something when the border was violated.”