American Border Patrol shame Homeland Defense?
Sierra Vista, Arizona (ABP - May 26)
According to an AP story of May 23, Homeland Security Secretary
Tom Ridge says "We are very seriously looking at UAV for
both border application and land and sea. American
Border Patrol (ABP) first tested a border UAV on April
25. Some critics say the publicity ABP's "Border Hawk"
received forced Ridge to make a public statement. ABP's Glenn
Spencer says it will proceed with the Border Hawk program but
will monitor the progress of the Homeland Defense Department.