Is the US-Mexico Border Turning into a War Zone?

From motherjones.com:

Is the US-Mexico Border Turning into a War Zone?

The first thing I did at the Border Security Expo in Phoenix this March was climb the brown “explosion-resistant” tower, 30

feet high and 10 feet wide, directly in the center of the spacious room that holds this annual trade show. From a platform

where, assumedly, a border guard would stand, you could take in the constellation of small booths offering the surveillance

industry’s finest products, including a staggering multitude of ways to monitor, chase, capture, or even kill people,

thanks to modernistic arrays of cameras and sensors, up-armored jeeps, the latest in guns, and even surveillance balloons.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/07/border-drones-illegal-immigration