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Resource ID: #14163
Subject: Military
Source: U.S. News & World Report
Date: Dec. 9, 1996


Every year the Pentagon declares all kinds of equipment -- attack helicopters, rocket launchers, even Stealth fighter parts -- "surplus," or unneeded. Then, through a little-known network of sales offices at military bases, these surplus items are sold to the highest bidder. U.S. News looks at the frightening problems of the surplus sales program. Many items fall into the wrong hands. One man built his own Cobra attack helicopter from surplus parts.

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