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ABC News cites The Journal of ERW and Mine Action.

An American man has been given a new face, teeth, tongue and jaw in what his surgeons say is the most extensive facial transplant ever performed.

Richard Lee Norris, 37, has spent the past 15 years living as a recluse, wearing a mask to hide the severe injuries he received from a near-fatal gun accident.

Since then, he has had multiple life-saving and reconstructive surgeries but none could repair him to the extent where he felt he could return to society. He wore a prosthetic nose and a mask even when entering hospital for the transplant.

The surgery is the culmination of 10 years of research funded by the Department of Defence’s Office of Naval Research and will serve as a model for helping war veterans injured by improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan.

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By LEE FERRAN | Dec. 12, 2011 

The White House announced today it planned to expand a program to secure and destroy Libya’s huge stockpile of dangerous surface-to-air missiles, following an ABC News report that large numbers of them continue to be stolen from unguarded military warehouses.

Currently the U.S. State Department has one official on the ground in Libya, as well as five contractors who specialize in “explosive ordinance disposal”, all working with the rebel Transitional National Council to find the looted missiles, White House spokesperson Jay Carney told reporters.

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