Pictured here is the newest version of our nation's security, the UH-60M Black Hawk. This is what the drug-smugglers, terrorists, human traffickers, and illegal immigrants will be seeing on the northern American border.
Yes, we're finally beefing up the security to a point that is realistic, utilizing helicopters, drones, and other aircraft to monitor the border. The National Post reports:
"On Monday, the U.S Department of Homeland Security officially opened its Customs and Border Protection air facility in Great Falls, Mont. - the third of five air wings to be set up along the Canada-U.S. border.
Equipped with two Blackhawk helicopters, two Citation jet interceptors and one Pilatus surveillance plane, the detachment is responsible for 800 kilometres of land border with Canada. Similar facilities are up and running in Bellingham, Wash., and Plattsburg, N.Y. Two more are planned, in Detroit and Grand Forks, N.D."
It's nice to see the government reacting to this ever-growing problem. Now, if the government was being proactive, I'd actually be impressed. It's about time that the United States government begins to fulfill its obligation to its people - protection.