January 04 2011
The U.S. Air Force has more than doubled the number of personnel authorized to call in airstrikes in Afghanistan, reports USA Today.
The number of joint terminal attack controllers (JTACS) was boosted to 134 in 2010, up from 53 during the previous year, said Air Force officials.
There has been an increase in U.S. troops in Afghanistan as well as a greater demand for airstrikes.
The Air Force is still boosting its JTAC force, with plans to have 1,038 controllers by 2014....
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