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3 Congressmen Say 1 Drone on Border Insufficient

Thursday, Apr 28, 2011  |  Updated 9:25 AM CDT
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3 Congressmen Say 1 Drone on Border Insufficient

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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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