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Pentagon buying Russian copters for Afghans who aren't ready to fly them

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Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,The Pentagon,Afghanistan,Russia,Waste and Fraud,Accountability
The Pentagon is spending $771 million on 30 Russian helicopters and 18 Swiss planes for Afghan special forces charged with stopping terrorism and opium production even though the force only has a quarter of the personnel needed to fly and maintain the equipment, according to a new audit. In his latest critical analysis of U.S. spending in Afghanistan, John F. Sopko, the special inspector...