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19 February 2009

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon may have mishandled or even lost track of thousands of surplus machine guns, armored vehicles and other pieces of demilitarized equipment sold or provided to foreign governments, according to an internal audit. Some of the equipment was given to unauthorized nations, jeopardizing U.S. national security, according to the report by the Defense Department's inspector general. The lax control over surplus items "increased the risk of providing... (

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