A New Mission Impossible: Seal the Border in 45 Days

As illegal drugs pour across America's borders, frustrated lawmakers ask an understandable question: Why not unleash the world's mightiest military machine to tackle the task of protecting the nation from this invasion? Thus the House earlier this month passed a wondrously simple antidrug amendment that directs the President and Secretary of Defense to "substantially halt" drug smuggling by air and sea within 45 days. The Air Force and Navy would "locate, pursue and seize" all vessels carrying drugs and "arrest their crews." The military would also provide blanket radar coverage of the entire southern border to detect nighttime flights of contraband....

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