I have a character who's an ex-marine (US military) and did four tours in Afghanistan, more or less as a grunt. Now he's a small town police officer, and several federal agencies are operating inside his jurisdiction. Relations are strained, and I have one of the federal agents saying: “When I say we’ve got surveillance in place, I don’t mean a lone deputy in a squad car. The federal government has resources beyond those you’d be accustomed to, and we’ve brought them to bear in this case.” I want my character to shoot back by mentioning a few of the surveillance tools the feds would be using (which he'd be familiar with from his military experience). Something like "Geo-synched sat data, thermal scanners, drone surveillance, chemical trackers?" - but I want the words to actually make sense and be realistic in the finished version. And then I want him to point out the problem with the system, maybe with something like "That's great. But even assuming you can get all those tools to tell you what's a man and what's a deer or a bear, what the hell are you going to do with the data once you get it? You see some of those boys heading out the back of their compound, and it's already too late, unless you're planning to carpet bomb a few hundred acres of American forest in order to take them out. Five miles of dense forest to the border means nowhere to set down a chopper, no roads to drive in on." - but, again, I'd like to be sure those words, especially the first part about man vs. deer vs. bear, actually makes sense. Any help from anyone?