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September 22, 2006 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
From their Huntington Beach facility, Boeing Co. engineers crafted a plan to line the Mexican border with 1,800 towers equipped with sensors that can detect when a person steps onto American soil. Infrared cameras will sense the body heat of possible intruders, and radars will track vehicles that may carry illegal immigrants and drugs into the United States. On Thursday, Boeing's plan won a key contract, one that could lead to a virtual fence along 7,500 miles of the U.S.'
September 16, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
China has moved troops into new positions along its 870-mile frontier with North Korea and ordered them to take over border patrol duties from military police. The move follows reports of rising crime in the region by North Korean soldiers and some of the thousands of North Korean refugees who sneak into China every year. China's Foreign Ministry said Monday that the army took charge of defending the border early this month, but it offered no details.
May 5, 2005 | Robert Salladay, Times Staff Writer
California would create its own border patrol of more than 1,000 officers and volunteers under a possible 2006 ballot initiative introduced Wednesday by conservative activists and a state assemblyman. The California Border Police Act was submitted to Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer for legal review Wednesday, the first step in getting it qualified for next year's June ballot.
November 20, 2007 | From the Washington Post
A $1.2-billion plan by the Department of Homeland Security to buy a new kind of radiation-detection machine for the nation's borders has been put on hold again, a blow to one of the Bush administration's top security goals. At the same time, federal authorities are investigating whether Homeland Security officials urged an analyst to destroy information about the performance of the machines during testing, according to interviews and a document.
August 19, 2005 | Richard Marosi, Times Staff Writer
Along California's border with Mexico, the number of people caught crossing illegally has plummeted, a trickle compared to the hundreds of thousands arrested in Arizona. But to many residents and politicians in San Diego County, the international border remains a chaotic place overrun with illegal immigrants and drug smugglers. The common complaint here is that something must be done to tighten security. But is declaring a state of emergency the answer?
August 20, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Indian and Bangladeshi border guards fired warning shots at each other as both sides tried to strengthen fortifications along the banks of a river at the frontier between the countries, an Indian official said. No one was injured in the incident along the Mahananda River, which has in recent months changed its course, leading to a dispute over where the border lies, said Ramesh Singh, a border guard official.
October 25, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
India has started withdrawing its troops from the border with Pakistan, Defense Minister George Fernandes said. The two nations have deployed more than 1 million soldiers along their frontier amid heightened tensions after a Dec. 13 assault on India's Parliament and other attacks in Kashmir that New Delhi blamed on Pakistan-based groups and Islamabad's spy agency. Pakistan rejected the allegation. It also has pledged to withdraw troops but has not said when its redeployment will start.
July 28, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Authorities in Nogales rescued 34 suspected illegal immigrants clinging to the sides of a flooded drainage tunnel about 5:30 a.m. and searched unsuccessfully for four who apparently were swept into the Santa Cruz River. U.S. Border Patrol agents, Nogales police and firefighters looked for the missing along several miles of the drainage canal and the river. The searches were called off by early afternoon. Authorities said the would-be immigrants were trying to enter the U.S.
October 21, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Russia dispatched columns of troops to its border with Georgia to prevent what it says is the threat of armed gangs crossing the frontier from Georgia's separatist province of Abkhazia. RTR state television showed dozens of armored vehicles traveling in southern Russia's Kabardino-Balkaria region toward the border. Columns of jeeps and trucks also moved through the area, many flying the Russian flag.
August 3, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
U.S. and allied troops backed by warplanes and helicopters fought dozens of militants in the biggest clash in months along the mountainous border with Pakistan. At least two militants and three Afghan soldiers were killed. The battle began when militants armed with rockets and machine guns attacked a military post in Khowst, a former Al Qaeda stronghold about 100 miles southeast of Kabul, the capital, Afghan commander Gen. Khial Baz said. U.S. spokesman Maj.
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