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Texas officials question DHS after agency quietly shuts down aerial surveillance program

Mary Lou Lang-Byrd, Lifezette Lawless Border: Obama Admin Abruptly Grounds Drones. Three top Texas government officials, including one Democrat, are questioning the Department of Homeland Security’s border security measures after a report showed the agency ended an aerial surveillance program on the Mexican border. Operation Phalanx, which was fully funded through 2017, was quietly shut down

Outgoing President Obama Shuts Down Border Aerial Surveillance Program

Bob Price, In the closing days of the Obama Administration, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has shut down a critical Border aerial surveillance program. DHS officials quietly shutdown the military aerial support program known as Operation Phalanx, Watchdog.org reported. The program was created by President Obama in 2010 to provide National Guard resources to