Bin Laden benefited enormously from surviving the cruise missile attack that targeted him in 1998.
And how much better will Americans feel if a cruise missile hits an apartment building?
He also warned that cruise missile strikes on Hezbollah forces in Syria would invite a response.
A military missile equipped with an onboard computer that allows it to guide itself on a preprogrammed course over long distances by sensing the terrain and comparing it to maps stored in its memory. (See smart weapons.)
Note: Cruise missiles first came into public awareness during the Persian Gulf War.