Pentagon needs more smart bombs for ISIL

February 2, 2016 5:38 PM

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plans to spend $1.8 billion in the coming year to replenish its depleted stocks of smart bombs and missiles because warplanes are pounding Islamic State targets at an accelerating rate, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced on Tuesday.

The dwindling arsenal of satellite-guided bombs and missiles fired from drones was first reported by USA TODAY in December.

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