News Boeing - protecting freedom with robots
Boeing won a Homeland Security contract to build a high-tech “virtual fence” along the Mexico/Arizona border. Republicans are hell-bent on building a high security fence along the southern border, but physical structures are highly controversial.
The Boeing plan uses radar, video cameras and unmanned robot airplanes to patrol the border, instead of building a tangible Jurassic Park-style fence. The Dept. of Homeland Security tab for the project is $2 billion, which the government can afford since Bush cut $4 billion from less important programs like the Dept of Education, EPA and Dept. of Housing.