If the reports are right, two U.S. strikes during Gulf War II missed Saddam by minutes.So it's no wonder that AFP is reporting a new Pentagon push for a faster version of the Tomahawk missile -- one that can go as much as 12 times the speed of sound.The Defense Department is asking for an extra $150 million in research funds for this so-called "Fasthawk."Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Michael Wynne told a Senate subcommittee recently that "we believe that demonstrations of Mach 12 by 2012 are within reach."

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