Pentagon, Congress debate purchase of Russian helicopters

  • Article by: RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 9, 2013 - 2:45 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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texas_technomanDec. 9, 13 5:44 AM

The bigger question might be: Why are the US taxpayers spending a billion dollars to by a corrupt country helicopters? Karzai probably has that much stashed away in trash bags in the basement. Time to get out. And this, once again, provides evidence that the DOD is an expert in wasting our money, time to scale them back.

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erikj3Dec. 9, 1310:30 PM

What a monumental waste of money. And it doesn't even benefit America or an American company in any way!

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wooderDec. 11, 1311:46 PM

Where do I get in line for all this taxpayer money?

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