Opinion: How To Empower The Afghan National Air Force

soldier servicing a rotor blade
With the help of the U.S., the Afghan fleet of Mi-17 helicopters grew to more than 80 aircraft.
Credit: U.S. Army
As the president of the only private commercial airline in Afghanistan, I have watched the growth of the Afghan National Air Force over the last 12 years. The results have been impressive—and yet strangely disappointing from the Afghan and American perspectives. In 2009, the country’s air force...

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