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‘Pirate boat’ blown up in test

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The U.S. Air Force wants to prove that its B-1B "Lancer" supersonic strategic bomber isn't just useful for invading Iraq, it's also good at blowing up tiny pirate boats.

And what better way to do that than by taking it out to the Gulf of Mexico and having it drop a high-tech, 2,000-pound GBU-10 smart bomb on an empty motor boat that probably weighs half as much and costs less?

Click here for a Washington Post report with photos of the destruction, courtesy of the Air Force Dyess Air Base.