Lawmakers Make a Request for More Air Surveillance

President Obama’s announcement this week that the U.S. ended its combat mission in Iraq has state lawmakers wondering if the equipment used there couldn’t be put to good use in Texas.

Eighteen Democrats from the Texas House have attached their names to a formal request that one or two MC-12 manned surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft units be transferred to Texas for use on the border by the Texas Air National Guard.

“The level of violence and bloodshed on the Mexican side of the border is tragic. Texas does not have the resources needed to address this public ...

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