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Congressmen say one border drone insufficient

Congressmen say one border drone insufficient
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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 1:45am

Three congressmen say one unmanned aircraft based in Corpus Christi is insufficient to patrol the 1,200-mile border between Texas and Mexico.

U.S. Reps. Michael McCaul and Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, and Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, made the comments after meeting with state and federal officials at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.

According to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Farenthold, of Corpus Christi, said Texas leads the list of possible recipients of more aerial drones by the end of the year.

The lone Predator drone assigned to the Texas-Mexico border has operated out of Corpus Christi since February.
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Information from: Corpus Christi Caller-Times, http://www.caller.com

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