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ID:

36

Date:

2003-05-11

Headline:

Records show that everything from Stinger missile guidance systems to mines have vanished from U.S. stockpiles since 1991

Reporter's name:

Sydney P. Freedberg & Connie Humburg

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

St. Petersburg Times

City:

St. Petersburg, FL

Summary:

Hundreds of weapons have disappeared from U.S. stockpiles since the 1991 Gulf War because of lax accounting and oversight, according to Pentagon records released to the St. Petersburg Times under FOIA. Rockets, mines, grenades and artillery rounds are among the weapons that have been lost or stolen, according to documents from the Department of Defense and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The documents revealed that many of the weapons have been safely recovered, but four devices exploded injuring 15 people, and more than half the thefts were inside jobs.

Keywords:

terrorism


Agencies:

ATF
DOD

States:

FL

Categories:

military


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