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[FYI] US To Deploy Unmanned Drones In Skies Over Mexican Border
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The United States plans to deploy unmanned planes, or drones, into the skies
over the border between Arizona and Mexico to guard against potential
terrorist activities and clamp down on illegal border crossings, a top US
security official said.
The drones will be flown remotely above the border under the ABC (Arizona
Border Control) program in a bid to beef up border security, explained Asa
Hutchinson, Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security at the US
Department of Homeland Security.
"This landmark program supports the priority mission of Homeland Security
agencies to detect and deter terrorist activities and cross-border illegal
trafficking of people and drugs," Hutchinson said in a statement.
Drones such as the "Predator" were used by the CIA in the war that ousted
the Taliban from Afghanistan, they have also been used by the US military in
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