Created: 4/8/1988

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i probably decided tof. They may have flaked th*tr scareayunning snort of Scud missilesamage and casualties than rraae lev; they carry greater payloede and are more accurate. Air attacxs might alao embarrass the Iraqi regime by demonstrating the weaknss of Baghdad's air i

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