U.S. Aircraft Seen as Vulnerable to Missile Attack

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A study by the RAND Corporation finds that al Qaeda and its affiliates have both the motive and means to attack U.S. commercial aircraft with shoulder-fired missiles. But should airlines equip their planes with anti-missile defenses? Robert Siegel talks with New York Times reporter Matthew Wald about the study's conclusion.



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