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US general: Afghan air corps needs years of help

Afghanistan’s fledgling air corps, short on planes and pilots, will be unable to fly combat missions before at least 2013, a U.S. general said on Thursday. “It’s not just air frames that we have to acquire,” said Air Force Brig. Gen. Jay Lindell, responsible for helping to build and train the Afghan air corps. “It’s obviously the training of the pilots in this close air support role.” Full Story

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