Al Jazeera has a feature out about the unmanned aerial drones now patrolling every mile of the border between the US and Mexico. A previous, related Boing Boing post is here. These are the same craft the American military is using in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the sense that we're entering a new era of "homeland militarization" is growing.
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