Skip to comments.US officials: Gadhafi fires first scud missile
Posted on 08/16/2011 2:53:14 AM PDT by Daffynition
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Libyan government forces tapped into their stores of Scud missiles this weekend, firing one for the first time in this year's conflict with rebels, but hurting no one, U.S. defense officials said Monday.
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Without a nuclear, biological or chemical warhead, the Scud is a joke as a military weapon, it is merely a terror weapon like the V2, useful only for terrorizing defenseless population centers.
Jane’s Strategic Weapons Systems believes he could have as many as 240 Scud-Bs in storage, purchased from the Soviets in 1976.
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