State Dept to Hire Contractor to Run Air War Along Afghan-Pakistan Border

With tensions along the Afghan-Pakistan border already dramatically higher after the late November US attack on a pair of Pakistani military bases, it is now being reported that the US State Department is hiring a contractor to serve as the “aviation adviser” for the tense border, to help coordinate the air war on both sides of the border. It is unclear how Pakistan’s deployment of an air defense system along the border will impact this position.

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