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Protecting the homeland

Via Grits for Breakfast Grant money from the Department of Homeland Security is being used for a “Border Security Enhancement Operation” in … wait for it… Arkansas!

Of course, as Scott notes, it has nothing to do with homeland security:

The real purpose of the grant, though, is to fund overtime for a drug interdiction […]

U.S. Military cuts role in drug war

This LA Times article by Josh Meyer (which has been getting wide circulation) appears to be mostly drug warrior-supplied crying about the need for more military support in interdiction (although that has never been shown to actually, you know, accomplish anything). If anything, the article is an interesting read to show just how impossible it […]