This operation was carried out by Texas law enforcement and National Guard troops back in October. This appears to have been a far more aggressive action carried out unilaterally by Texas than the current action along two and a half miles of border yet I never heard of it. Kudos to Texas for doing it, but it should be something the federal government should be doing. The CIS issued a corrected map shortly after the video came out.
This story points out the threat posed by the cartels. They move drugs and immigrants north and guns and cash south over a border that is obviously not secure. They take shots at our Border Patrol agents. I guarantee they are looking at the future use of drones, including the FPV kamikaze drones. We’ll be seeing YouTube videos of cartel drones taking out Border Patrol vehicles, boats and checkpoints unless we take some kind of action.
Another threat is the control those cartels have over the immigrants they are bringing over the border. First, they extract huge sums of money from the immigrants which just fills their coffers. Second, some of those immigrants still owe money to the cartels. So the cartels have their hooks into immigrants who may have been paroled into the US. The cartels have additional intelligence and support assets on our side of the border.
I recall Colonel Lang calling for waging a covert war against the cartels under the authority of an intelligence finding. I liked the idea then and I still do. We best get a drop on the cartels with the FPV drones, too. I also think it’s time we all acknowledge that we need to funnel a lot more resources into border security, including a hell of a lot more border security agents. The idea of a virtual border wall years ago was a bad joke. Even Trump’s big, beautiful wall would be as useless as tits on a boar hog unless it’s kept under observation and fire (or effective apprehension).