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Old 01-17-2003, 07:49 PM   #1
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Hand-Held Missiles Cause Concern for US Government, Airlines

Hand-Held Missiles Cause Concern for US Government, Airlines

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Here in the United States, federal air safety officials are growing increasingly concerned about the threat of terrorists acquiring hand-held missiles and shooting down airliners, something that has been tried at least twice in the past year.
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Old 01-20-2003, 04:54 AM   #2
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Given the significant expense of missile defense systems in aircraft and the odds of someone being successful in hitting a commercial airliner with a missile, combined with the unlikelihood of such an attack, it seems like keeping missiles out of the US might be a better option than trying to have every airplane able to defend itself from them.
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