The Libyan armed forces have shown themselves to be agile in learning to avoid a NATO airpower “Choke Hold” (AW&ST April 4, p. 25). The SA-24 surface-to-air missile is optically guided and all the electronic countermeasures in the inventory will not stop them. When it comes to man-portable anti-aircraft weapons, it turns out we, and our allies, may not rule all the airspace. If you add in tactics that will ensure high civilian casualties if attacked, and a lack of ...

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