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Topic - Matthew Schroeder
U.S. military, intelligence and diplomatic agencies are quietly making plans to secure elements of Col. Moammar Gadhafi's expansive arsenal of weapons as his regime nears collapse and is under fire from rebels seeking to expand control over the Libyan capital.
"We've seen since February the looting of arms depots and specifically those missiles," said Matthew Schroeder, director of the arms-sales monitoring project at the Federation of American Scientists. "Missiles similar to these have been used in the past to shoot down civilian aircraft."
"We know the rebels have had a hard time controlling them at the depots," he said.