Stray Missiles Force Naval Redeployment

(Los Angeles Times) U.S. Navy warships are moving from the eastern Mediterranean and the Red Sea to the Persian Gulf after several cruise missiles they fired went astray. Seven Tomahawk missiles launched from U.S. ships toward Iraq have gone off course, landing on Turkish or Saudi Arabian soil. The missiles did not explode and no injuries resulted. Turkey revoked the use of its airspace for cruise missiles Friday and Saudi Arabia followed suit Saturday, but their decisions did not affect manned combat flights, officials said.

2003-04-02 00:00:00

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