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The Government Accountability Office has found that the Defense Department sold roughly 1,400 parts that could be used to repair Iran's aging air force, despite a crackdown on such sales.

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Although the United States and Iran have a testy relationship at best, weaknesses in security protocol currently allow buyers for Tehran to procure valuable aircraft parts from the U.S. military. At least two Democrats in the Senate want to cut off the supply, which would make the Iranian air force effectively irreparable.

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