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Huge funds, huge waste in Afghan aircraft unit: US inspector

The Pentagon is spending $771 million on aircraft for Afghanistan in a project that is at risk in part because of a lack of literate, non-insurgent recruits, an inspector warned Friday.The Pentagon is spending $771 million on aircraft for Afghanistan in a project that is at risk in part because of a lack of literate, non-insurgent recruits, an inspector warned Friday. The Afghan Special Mission Wing (SMW) was created in July 2012 with help from the US Department of Defense, which has committed to replace the unit's fleet of 30 aging Russian helicopters with 48 new aircraft.