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December 20, 1986 | United Press International
A Soviet general confirmed Friday that U.S. Stinger missiles are now being used against his forces in Afghanistan and said an MI-8 troop-carrying helicopter was hit last month. "At the end of November we registered the first use of the American Stinger missile," Lt. Gen. Mikhail M. Sotskov told a news conference. "It was used against an MI-8 helicopter that was on its regular course," he said. "The rocket hit the ammunition supply and exploded there.
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May 31, 2011 | By Brian Bennett and Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
Before he was granted refugee status in the U.S. and settled down in Bowling Green, Ky., Waad Ramadan Alwan was allegedly a sniper and skilled bomb maker who targeted U.S. forces and bragged that his "lunch and dinner would be an American. " Alwan is one of two Iraqi refugees who the Justice Department announced Tuesday had been charged with participating in an alleged plot to send cash, explosives and Stinger missiles to Iraq for use against Americans. The men are among 56,000 Iraqis who took advantage of special programs to come to the United States after demonstrating they were in danger from Iraqi militias for their religious beliefs or because they were translators for U.S. government or media organizations.
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March 25, 1989 | From Associated Press
A militant Muslim group has acquired two U.S.-made Stinger surface-to-air missiles, the Lebanese magazine As Shiraa magazine said Friday. The weekly magazine quoted an unidentified source close to the group, which it did not name, as saying the shoulder-held missiles "have reached Lebanon through an embassy that provided part of the large sum paid." The magazine did not identify the embassy. It also did not specify whether the fundamentalists were Shiite or Sunni Muslim.
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June 1, 2000 | From the Washington Post
Investigators seeking answers to the 1996 explosion and crash of Trans World Airlines Flight 800 fired Stinger missiles into the air from a Florida beach last month to determine whether it is possible that streaks of light seen by several witnesses could have been missiles.
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March 31, 1988 | MICHAEL WINES and DOYLE McMANUS, Times Staff Writers
The Persian Gulf sheikdom of Qatar has secretly acquired 13 sophisticated Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, probably from Iran, in an apparent effort to match a U.S.-financed arms buildup by a rival border state, Bahrain, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The missiles apparently are part of a CIA shipment of 20 Stingers that Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized in June, 1987, in a widely publicized raid on a convoy of U.S.
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December 19, 1986 | United Press International
A Soviet general confirmed today that U.S. Stinger missiles are now being used against his forces in Afghanistan and said an MI-8 troop-carrying helicopter was hit last month. "At the end of November we have registered the first use of the American Stinger missile," Lt. Gen. Mikhail Sotskov told a news conference. "It was used against an MI-8 helicopter that was on its regular course," he said. "The rocket hit the ammunition supply and exploded there.
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April 2, 1986 | From Reuters
Afghanistan accused the United States on Tuesday of trying to intensify the country's guerrilla war by its reported decision to send advanced Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to Afghan rebels. The charge was made in a commentary by the official Bakhtar news agency broadcast by the state-run Kabul radio, which was monitored here. The Reagan Administration, in a key policy change, has decided to send U.S.
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October 26, 1994 | From Associated Press
The Army can't account for 40 Stinger missiles, one of three types that are vulnerable to theft because of lax security and record-keeping, a congressional report said Tuesday. The Pentagon insists that none are missing and says the problem is all in the bookkeeping. Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio), who released the General Accounting Office report, says it raises questions about U.S. ability to keep sophisticated weapons out of the hands of terrorists.
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October 12, 1987 | SARA FRITZ, Times Staff Writer
Threatening "all-out war" with the United States, Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, Said Rajaie-Khorassani, indicated Sunday that his country has surreptitiously obtained deadly U.S.-made Stinger missiles and is prepared to use them against American forces in the Persian Gulf.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1987
Could it be that Reagan, Ollie & Co. threw in a few Stinger missiles with the 2,000 Hawks for the ayatollah? WILMOR YOUNG Sylmar
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October 26, 1994 | From Associated Press
The Army can't account for 40 Stinger missiles, one of three types that are vulnerable to theft because of lax security and record-keeping, a congressional report said Tuesday. The Pentagon insists that none are missing and says the problem is all in the bookkeeping. Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio), who released the General Accounting Office report, says it raises questions about U.S. ability to keep sophisticated weapons out of the hands of terrorists.
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August 20, 1993 | From Associated Press
Afghanistan will not return Stinger missile launchers supplied by the United States to anti-Soviet rebels during the Afghan war, Afghanistan's prime minister said Thursday. Washington wants to buy back the antiaircraft weapons to keep them from falling into the hands of terrorists. "The Afghan government does not intend to allow even a round of ammunition to be taken out of Afghanistan," Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar told reporters in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
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July 29, 1993 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Teledyne has agreed to pay $10 million to settle federal civil claims that its electronics division in Newbury Park falsified tests on aircraft identification systems for U.S. Army Stinger missiles, the government said Wednesday. Los Angeles-based Teledyne will pay a $5-million fine and spend at least $5 million more to recall, screen and repair 5,900 electronic missile parts tested from 1983 to 1988, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
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July 29, 1993 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Teledyne has agreed to pay $10 million to settle federal civil claims that its electronics division in Newbury Park falsified tests on aircraft identification systems for U.S. Army Stinger missiles, the government said Wednesday. Los Angeles-based Teledyne will pay a $5-million fine and spend at least $5 million more to recall, screen and repair 5,900 electronic missile parts tested from 1983 to 1988, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
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May 8, 1992 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pakistan, which served as the intermediary in supplying American-made Stinger missiles to the Afghan moujahedeen during their war against the Soviet-backed government, has secretly made the sophisticated hardware available to China, U.S. intelligence officials have found.
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May 8, 1990 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The FBI announced the arrest Monday of two Colombians, including one linked to Medellin cartel boss Pablo Escobar, on charges of conspiring to purchase stolen U.S. Stinger missiles to shoot down Colombian government helicopters being used in the drug war. The two allegedly offered to pay more than $1 million for the shoulder-fired weapons, which have proved highly effective in guerrilla conflicts overseas.
NEWS
September 29, 1986
Afghan guerrillas said they shot down three helicopters with missiles in eastern Afghanistan in the last two weeks, an indication that the rebels are getting more anti-aircraft weapons in the war against the Marxist government and its Soviet allies. Two of the helicopters were reported downed near the government-held town of Jalalabad and the third in Kunar province. The guerrillas are known to have a handful of Soviet-designed SAM-7 anti-aircraft missiles and are expected to receive U.S.
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March 25, 1989 | From Associated Press
A militant Muslim group has acquired two U.S.-made Stinger surface-to-air missiles, the Lebanese magazine As Shiraa magazine said Friday. The weekly magazine quoted an unidentified source close to the group, which it did not name, as saying the shoulder-held missiles "have reached Lebanon through an embassy that provided part of the large sum paid." The magazine did not identify the embassy. It also did not specify whether the fundamentalists were Shiite or Sunni Muslim.
NEWS
March 31, 1988 | MICHAEL WINES and DOYLE McMANUS, Times Staff Writers
The Persian Gulf sheikdom of Qatar has secretly acquired 13 sophisticated Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, probably from Iran, in an apparent effort to match a U.S.-financed arms buildup by a rival border state, Bahrain, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The missiles apparently are part of a CIA shipment of 20 Stingers that Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized in June, 1987, in a widely publicized raid on a convoy of U.S.
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