Three congressmen say 1 border drone insufficient

April 28, 2011 4:14:51 AM PDT
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.