History of War

SCUD BUSTERS

Aside from the dangers posed by Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons stockpiles, a particular threat faced by the Coalition’s ground troops was his considerable arsenal of tactical ballistic missiles. These had successfully rained death and destruction down on Iran’s cities during the bloody eight-year long Iran-Iraq War.

Coalition commanders were well aware of the threat posed by these missiles. As the Soviet-designed Scud was inaccurate, it was not really a viable

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