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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