Missiles are Missing

Libyan officials with the assistance of US government and private weapons disposal experts are searching for mobile anti-aircraft systems in that country after news reports of looting of large arms caches in Tripoli. The Associated Press and other news media reported Thursday that crates of Russian-built anti-aircraft missiles and other munitions were systematically looted. Emptied crates found in several Tripoli caches by reporters and officials of Human Rights Watch appeared to have contained scores of Russian-built Man-Portable Air Defense Systems, or MANPADS.