TUCSON, Ariz. - The government is scrapping
a $20 million prototype of its highly touted "virtual fence" on the
Arizona-Mexico border because the system is failing to adequately alert border
patrol agents to illegal crossings, officials said.
The move comes just two months after Homeland Security Secretary
Michael Chertoff announced his approval of the fence built by The Boeing Co. The
fence consists of nine electronic surveillance towers along a 28-mile section of
border southwest of Tucson.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
By, Golly. They're Right. There Is Waste And Fraud.
Do you feel safer now? Me either.