U.S. Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser, chief of the U.S. Southern Command (Southcom), says he could use more UAVs, ships, and surveillance technology, such as foliage-penetrating radar that can spot insurgents and drug runners in the triple canopy jungles of Latin America. But the general is also realistic. With the war in Afghanistan still under way, Fraser knows getting that gear to the Southern Command theater of operations is easier said than done. “The real need is just ...

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