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2nd U.S. Jet Fires at Air Defense Site

November 05, 1996|From Times Wire Reports

For the second time in three days, a U.S. F-16 jet fighter fired a missile at an Iraqi air defense site after the site's radar appeared to be targeting the jet, the Pentagon said. Reacting cautiously, Defense Secretary William J. Perry expressed some uncertainty about whether the jet really was threatened, acknowledging the possibility that its detection equipment might have given a false reading.

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