Special inspector general says lack of Afghan troops, expertise could leave aircraft grounded

  • by: RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 27, 2013 - 11:45 PM

WASHINGTON — 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.

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