July 5, 2005

The Great Aerostat Scandal
DHS Won't Use Radar Balloon to Spot Illegals


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Designed to Fail
Ft. Huachuca, Arizona -- According to military experts, the Aerostat radar balloon based on Ft. Huachuca could be used to spot illegal aliens but the Department of Homeland Security refuses to use it. "They don't want the public to know that they know," said a civilian UAV instructor based at Ft. Huachuca. According to one Aerostat operator, the system has an excess lifting capacity of 1500 pounds - more than enough to carry infrared and visual cameras aloft. "This is a true scandal," said Glenn Spencer of American Patrol. "It is another example of how the Border Patrol is designed to fail."

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