Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Army Secretary John McHugh urged Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, to keep the MC-12W Liberty fleet with the Air Force. In a Sept. 20, 2011, letter to Levin, the two service Secretaries "strongly recommend the Congress not incorporate" a provision in the final version of the Fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill that would transfer these manned ISR aircraft to the Army, as the Senate has proposed. Here, an MC-12 assigned to the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron at Kandahar Airfield.
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