The Air Force is finding new ways to target insurgents in Iraq,
Lt. Gen. Walter E. “Buck” Buchanan III, commander of
the air component of the U.S. Central Command, told a seminar on
Capitol Hill. Aircraft equipped with advanced sensors are being
used to track suspected enemies and pass their location to U.S.
forces on the ground, he said. For instance, aerial reconnaissance
helped located an Iraqi whose house was full of brand-new copper
stolen from the country’s government and industrial facilities.