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Stealth Helicopter Tail Returned to U.S.

Well, it's back. Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan tweeted yesterday that the tail and other wreckage of the secret helicopter that crashed during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden has returned to the United States after almost a month in Pakistani hands. That's plenty of time for the ISI and Pakistani military to give it a pretty good inspection and for them to allow any 'friends', cough -- China -- cough,  to take a look at it. I'm not saying this did happen; but c'mon, really, really?

According to sister site DoDBuzz, Lapan later said that there's no indication "anyone else" looked the wreckage over:

Lapan did say “we have no indication it was examined by anyone else,” but acknowledged there was no way to be sure whether Pakistani or other analysts hadn’t at least inspected the battered tail section, special rotor or its other components.
Buzz also asks this key question; how much did we pay to get the wreckage back?

 

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