LAKEHURST, N.J. — There are only 11 months left in the Pentagon’s window to show progress in Afghanistan, and progress is still spotty. However, a bright spot is the introduction of several new, small and sophisticated aircraft designs that carry packages of sensors that will pit the U.S. Army’s ability to exploit the electromagnetic spectrum against the Taliban’s tactical flexibility. Less than half of the surge force has arrived in Afghanistan, and efforts to produce metrics of ...

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