Thirty years since the first iterations entered service, the Tomahawk cruise missile remains one of the key elements in the U.S. Navy’s long-range attack capability. Nearly 50 of the missiles were recently fired against Islamic State militants and other terror groups during the early airstrikes in Syria as part of what is now known as Operation Inherent Resolve, and the weapon has been used as the opening shot in many of the major military operations since Desert Storm in 1991. It is ...

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