TOMAHAWK CHOP 13:55 29 Mar 2003

On FoxNews, they’re saying we’ve fired 675 Tomahawk cruise missiles so far. On March 23, people were saying we’d already used over 1000. And we’re definitely using more each day. At the time, I couldn’t believe that we had used 1000. I hope the lower number is accurate.

Update 14:43 29 Mar 2003

I’ve been thinking about this. In the Pentagon press conference today, when asked about malfunctioning Tomahawk missiles, the general (I’m not sure who) said that he knew of 7 missiles that had failed and that they represented about 1% of all the missiles fired. If we really had fired 1000 by last Sunday, we’d probably be over 1400 by now, and the general probably wouldn’t have said about 1% if it really was about 0.5%. I think the 675 number is right. Just a hunch.

Update 15:08 29 Mar 2003

MSNBC just replayed that part of the interview. I still don’t know who the spokesman general was, but his exact words were “less than 1%.” So who knows?