High tech borders

High tech borders

Over the past decade, the European arms industry has mushroomed. Weapons companies have convinced the EU to militarize its 9,000km of land borders, to protect the Union against a threat whose seriousness is virtually impossible to verify: illegal immigration.

Egged on by the arms industry, not only has Europe transformed its borders into militarized zones, it has also entered a high-stakes battle with the US and Israel: the race to dominate the border surveillance industry.

Europe is determined to get a piece of this huge global market… but could it be fighting the wrong war?

From Mexico to Spain and the United States, an investigation into the border surveillance business.

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