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Nightmare in Libya: Thousands of Surface-to-Air Missiles Unaccounted For

Posted By admin On September 28, 2011 @ 3:48 am In World News | Comments Disabled

BRIAN ROSS and MATTHEW COLE
ABC News [1]
Sept 28, 2011

The White House announced today it planned to expand a program to secure and destroy Libya’s huge stockpile of dangerous surface-to-air missiles, following an ABC News report that large numbers of them continue to be stolen from unguarded military warehouses.

Currently the U.S. State Department has one official on the ground in Libya, as well as five contractors who specialize in “explosive ordinance disposal”, all working with the rebel Transitional National Council to find the looted missiles, White House spokesperson Jay Carney told reporters.

“We expect to deploy additional personnel to assist the TNC as they expand efforts to secure conventional arms storage sites,” Carney said. “We’re obviously at a governmental level — both State Department and at the U.N. and elsewhere — working with the TNC on this.”

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[1] ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/nightmare-libya-20000-surface-air-missiles-missing/story?id=14610199

[2] U.S. Worried Terrorists May Get Libya’s Missing Surface-to-Air Missiles: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-worried-terrorists-may-get-libya%e2%80%99s-missing-surface-to-air-missiles.html

[3] Libya chaos ‘allows al-Qaida to grab surface-to-air missiles’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/libya-chaos-allows-al-qaida-to-grab-surface-to-air-missiles.html

[4] U.S. to Accelerate Hunt for Libya’s Missiles: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-to-accelerate-hunt-for-libya%e2%80%99s-missiles.html

[5] N. Korea deploys SA-2 surface-to-air missiles near Yellow Sea border: http://www.prisonplanet.com/n-korea-deploys-sa-2-surface-to-air-missiles-near-yellow-sea-border.html

[6] ‘Al-Qaeda snatched missiles’ in Libya: http://www.prisonplanet.com/al-qaeda-snatched-missiles-in-libya.html

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