Archiv: Posse Comitatus Act


02.08.2019 - 17:56 [ theGuardian.com ]

Pentagon testing mass surveillance balloons across the US

The FCC documents show that Southcom’s balloons are carrying small, satellite-like vehicles housing sophisticated sensors and communication gear. One of those sensors is a synthetic aperture radar intended to detect every car or boat in motion on a 25-mile swath beneath the balloon.

The balloons also have advanced mesh networking technologies that allow them to communicate with one another, share data and pass it to receivers on the ground below.

26.04.2019 - 21:57 [ Washington Post ]

Pentagon set to expand military role along southern border

The documents also note that military personnel are barred from undertaking law enforcement activities in keeping with the Posse Comitatus Act.

The order drew concerns from policy experts who worry about the politicization of the military.