Technology: Could They Hit Air Force One?

The President's plane is well guarded by electronic gear

A heat-seeking surface-to-air missile hurtles skyward faster than the speed of sound. In a matter of seconds, it can zero in on a plane, blasting it from the sky in a sickening burst of flame and smoke. Moreover, such missiles are all too available to terrorist groups and criminals around the world. Last week intelligence reports indicated that the Colombian cocaine cartels may be stockpiling just such antiaircraft devices. The fear is that the drug lords could use them to mount an attack on President George Bush when he flies into the Colombian city of Cartagena for a four-nation antidrug summit...

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