U.S. general sees problems, progress in developing Afghan air force




 
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U.S. general sees problems, progress in developing Afghan air force
 
September 21st, 2013  
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U.S. general sees problems, progress in developing Afghan air force
By Andrea Shalal-Esa NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland (Reuters) - The U.S.-led effort to train the Afghan air force faces big challenges ranging from security threats to possible repercussions from procurement scandals that have triggered a review of infrastructure and equipment projects, the U.S. general in charge said. "This is a hard deal. We're far from 100-percent guaranteed on delivery," said Air Force Brigadier General John Michel, who leads NATO Air Training Command Afghanistan, which is due to complete its training of the Afghan air force by December 31, 2017 - three years after most U.S. ...

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