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December 18, 2001 | From Associated Press
The United States is scaling back its schedule of food drops over Afghanistan following the success of the U.S.-backed drive to destroy Taliban rule, the military said Monday. "We're going from a regular flight schedule to more of an as-needed basis," said Lt. Col. Edward S. Loomis at the U.S. Central Command in Stuttgart, Germany. Until now, the flights have left from Ramstein Air Base in Germany nearly every night since Oct. 7, the same day U.S.-led airstrikes on Afghan targets began.
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December 25, 2001 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pentagon stopped emergency airdrops of food and other humanitarian supplies to stranded civilian communities in Afghanistan on Monday, saying most such supplies can now be delivered by road. Giant C-17 cargo planes had dropped pallets of food, tents, blankets, winter clothing and other relief supplies since the U.S. air war began in October. The aid program began with great fanfare but soon dwindled to about two deliveries a day. Overall, U.S.
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December 25, 2001 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pentagon stopped emergency airdrops of food and other humanitarian supplies to stranded civilian communities in Afghanistan on Monday, saying most such supplies can now be delivered by road. Giant C-17 cargo planes had dropped pallets of food, tents, blankets, winter clothing and other relief supplies since the U.S. air war began in October. The aid program began with great fanfare but soon dwindled to about two deliveries a day. Overall, U.S.
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December 18, 2001 | From Associated Press
The United States is scaling back its schedule of food drops over Afghanistan following the success of the U.S.-backed drive to destroy Taliban rule, the military said Monday. "We're going from a regular flight schedule to more of an as-needed basis," said Lt. Col. Edward S. Loomis at the U.S. Central Command in Stuttgart, Germany. Until now, the flights have left from Ramstein Air Base in Germany nearly every night since Oct. 7, the same day U.S.-led airstrikes on Afghan targets began.
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