The U.S. Air Force's Milstar advanced military communications satellite system has been instrumental in providing Global Hawk command-and-control operations over Iraq, including use of the large UAV during the rescue of Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch, Air Force sources said. Milstar was also used for the rapid targeting of Navy Tomahawk cruise missiles involved in Iraqi strikes and clandestine communications with Special Operations Forces. Employment of Milstar highlights the criticality of ...

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