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In this Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001 U.S. Navy handout file picture, a Tomahawk cruise missile is launched from the USS Philippine Sea against military targets and Osama bin Laden's training camps inside Afghanistan. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Terry Cosgrove, File)
Photo by: Terry Cosgrove
In this Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001 U.S. Navy handout file picture, a Tomahawk cruise missile is launched from the USS Philippine Sea against military targets and Osama bin Laden's training camps inside Afghanistan. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Terry Cosgrove, File)

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