AP Exclusive: Did Pentagon mislead Congress over purchase of Russian Mi-17s for Afghanistan?

  • by: RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 9, 2013 - 3:38 AM

WASHINGTON — U.S. military officials insisted a top-secret Pentagon study proved the need to buy Russian helicopters for Afghanistan's security forces. But the study actually recommended an American-made rotorcraft, according to unclassified excerpts obtained by The Associated Press.

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