The eastern Mediterranean Sea is becoming very crowded now that the Russians have completed a 2007 agreement with Syria, delivering two Bastion coastal missile systems—mobile cruise-missile launchers that use the Yakhont. With more than 60 of the supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles for the two systems, Syria should be able to defend its entire coastline. Remember how hard it was to locate and destroy scuds in Iraq. And also remember that the older and less-stealthy French Exocet ...


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