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US Afghanistan Aircraft

FILE - In this Monday, May 13, 2013 file photo, an Mi-17 helicopter used by the Afghan Air Force sits on Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. The Pentagon is spending more than three-quarters of a billion dollars to buy Russian-made helicopters and other aircraft for an Afghan aviation unit that lacks the troops and expertise to operate and maintain the equipment, a government watchdog warned in a report Friday June 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Kristin M. Hall, File)

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