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?