High Seas The Mysterious Stealth Ship

How did a freighter reportedly loaded with Scud missiles bound for Syria manage to elude U.S. watchdogs?

It seemed a straightforward assignment for the high-tech wizards in naval intelligence. They were alerted that the North Korean freighter Dae Hung Ho had sailed with a reputed cargo of Scud-C ballistic missiles bound ultimately for Syria, and they were told to track it. Last week an eager faction in the National Security Council and the State Department leaked word that the U.S. was determined to intercept the freighter and search its hold as it made its way from the Indian Ocean toward the Persian Gulf, where U.S. naval vessels were patrolling to enforce the U.N. embargo against Iraq. But after...

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