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File photo of U.S. soldiers. (Photo by SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: Hundreds Of Millions Taxpayer-Paid Products Unused In Afghanistan

A massive amount of taxpayer-paid products have gone to waste in the Afghanistan war, as a clearer picture of what was never used and what was left behind is formed as U.S. troops withdraw.


Venue banners at AT&T and Samsung's presenation of Keith Urban's Get Closer 2011 World Tour at Mississippi Coast Coliseum on June 16, 2011 in Biloxi, Miss. (credit: Erika Goldring/Getty Images for AT&T & Samsung)

Government Pays Millions in Taxpayer Dollars to Phone Companies to Spy

How much are your private conversations worth to the government? Turns out, it can be a lot, depending on the technology.