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AP Exclusive: Accusations dog Russian copter deal

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WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. The excerpts show the U.S. Army's workhorse Chinook, built by Boeing Co. in Pennsylvania, was "the...