In 2003, No One Hated U.S. Army Patriot Missiles More than U.S. Air Force Pilots
The National Interest -

David Axe

U.S. Military, Middle East

Air Force pilots quickly lost patience with U.S. Army missileers in Iraq.

Here's What You Need to Know: Studying the Patriots-versus-friendly jets conflict after the invasion, the U.S. Defense Science Board expressed deep worry.

During the spring 2003 invasion of Iraq by U.S. and allied forces, U.S. Army Patriot air-defense missile batteries were so dangerously unreliable—and prone to firing on friendly planes—that they provoked a brief, and today largely...

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