Drastic Cuts in Defense by Obama Admin = Border Security Disaster

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Some on the right have compared Obama to a leader in a banana republic but it occurs to me that even a third world country has tighter border security than the United States at this point. And its about to get even worse.

Air Force’s Air Defense Radar Systems along U.S./Mexico Border will SHUTDOWN on March 15th, 2013

 

On January 17th, 2013, Exelis Systems Corporation sent out an email (see email below) to all of its employees informing them that on March 15th, 2013 all TARS Air Defense Mission Operations will permanently cease. These TARS Air Defense sites were under the control of the United States Air Force. On January 15th, 2013, the Air Force informed Exelis (the defense contractor running the TARS sites) that the TARS sites will be shut down. Exelis tried to then negotiate with the Department of Homeland Security to see if they would take over the vital project, but it seems as though those negotiations have failed.

 

What does this mean?

 

This means the Southern Border of the United States of America will be more vulnerable to attack from low flying aircraft, low altitude missiles, and other infiltrations such as smuggling.

 

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, one Exelis employee had this to say about the announced closure of the TARS sites:

 

“Not only will this closure mean hundreds of people will be out of jobs, but it also means our borders will not be safe, especially along the remote U.S. Mexico Border like in Texas. These defense radars detect low flying aircraft infiltrating our borders. Without these defense radars, low flying aircraft will go undetected. It will be open season for any drug/gun/slave smugglers, terrorists flying in with nukes low altitude missiles, or even a full scale low elevation invasion/attack against America.”

I’ve said before and it may bear repeating: A country with no borders is not a country at all.
  • http://www.ldjackson.net/ LD Jackson

    We shouldn’t be surprised at this development. The security of the border of the United States is not on the list of priorities of the Obama administration. Hence, they would rather see the money used to maintain and monitor these radar sites put to other good uses.

    • http://www.texasconservativenews.com Phillip Bruce

      I think the motives are more nefarious, LD. Since when has the Obama admin worried about how much money they spend? If their actions weaken the border, that is exactly what they wish to do.

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