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  • The ships could have turned back when it was known that the counter-air campaign had failed, and tried again another day.

    In New Letter, Clinton's Lawyers Demand ABC Yank Film

  • We've had Australian and U.K. fighters working through very difficult conditions in the southern portion of Iraq to strike targets in the midst of thunderstorms, Australian fighters who have swung from doing defensive counter-air into strike missions.

    CNN Transcript Mar 29, 2003

  • "We've got to start thinking about some counter-air missions on these airfields."

    The Bear and the Dragon

  • The Soviets gave their Arab clients a SAM network such as the North Vietnamese or Warsaw Pact forces of the time dared not dream about, a nearly solid phalanx of interlocking missile batteries and radar systems deployed in depth, along with new mobile SAMs that could advance with the armored spearheads, extending the 'bubble' of counter-air protection under which ground action could continue without interference.

    The Sum of all Fears

  • The sector controller had a pair of F-4 Phantoms returning from a counter-air mission south of Berlin, and he vectored them north.

    Red Storm Rising

  • Its choice was based on six main mission requirements: both offensive and defensive counter-air; air-interdiction; the suppression/destruction of enemy air defences; close air support; and non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

    HEADLINES

  • Everything else except the heavy machinegun that was the camp's counter-air protection, located in the center of the clearing, camouflaged and shaded by a net suspended on four long poles.

    Argghhh! The Home Of Two Of Jonah's Military Guys..

  • Sidewinders, AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-120 AMRAAMs for self-defense (though the Strike Eagle retains the counter-air capabilities from its Eagle lineage, it is rarely if ever used for counter-air missions).

    WN.com - Business News

  • Sparrow and AIM-120 AMRAAMs for self-defense (though the Strike Eagle retains the counter-air capabilities from its Eagle lineage, it is rarely if ever used for counter-air missions).

    WN.com - Business News

  • I want to go after their radar sites, and I want to do some offensive counter-air. "

    The Bear and the Dragon

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