balloon over Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. (Balloon shown in launch
phase - it operates much higher.)
||American Border Patrol
Is DHS Holding Out?
Border Patrol has long advocated the use of the Aerostat
balloon to detect invaders. It blew the whistle more
than a year ago. Arizona Rep. Renzi added
his voice as well.
During the House Intelligence Committee
hearing on Thursday, Rep. Renzi asked
about putting sensors in the balloon. CBP spokesman Vaughan said
it was possible, but made no mention of how it is currently being
ABP has learned that the Aerostat is being used to track illegal aliens.
If this is so, why didn't the CBP tell
Renzi? And is CBP sharing the intelligence with the Border Patrol?