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The Department of Defense has faced some serious obstacles with regards to keeping track of all of the U.S. military equipment transferred to the Afghan government (let alone the security forces ostensibly wielding them), since efforts to reconstitute the country’s standing national army began in earnest in 2002. But according to a new report, the command tasked training the Afghan national security forces can’t even keep count of its bullets.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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Army Maj. Gen. Robin Fontes on Saturday assumed the highest position of any female servicemember in Afghanistan since the war began, taking over command of Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan.

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In 2006, U.S. Marine Cpl. Lydia Davey, a community relations chief at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan as an individual augment to Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan. The unit was coordinating the efforts of the International Security Assistance Force and the U.S. diplomatic mission there.

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