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HELLFIRES IN PURGATORY

HELLFIRES IN PURGATORYHellfire air-to-ground missiles have been used to off Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen, and to destroy Iraqi radar stations during the Gulf War. But there may not be many of the missiles ready for the next conflict in Iraq, according to DefenseWatch. Two-thirds of the U.S Army's stock of Hellfires have flawed rocket motor assemblies. And repairs on the missiles won't begin 'til the second quarter of this year -- at least.

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