Cuba returns lost dummy missile to US


WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States has recovered a missile that was accidentally sent to Cuba in 2014 after a logistical mixup in Europe, bringing an end to an unusual and sensitive episode in the world of defense. The dummy training version of a US Hellfire missile was returned to the US with the “cooperation of the Cuban government,” State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner said Saturday, declining to provide specifics. Despite the recent thaw in US-Cuban relations, the loss of the missile — even the dummy version — raised the possibility that Havana could pass sensitive military technology on to rivals such as Russia or China. Washington has treated the matter as a logistical mixup, although the US Justice Department is investigating.


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