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Is It Too Early to Fly the Osprey?

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Is It Too Early to Fly the Osprey?

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Is It Too Early to Fly the Osprey?

Is It Too Early to Fly the Osprey?

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The Marines are flying a new aircraft in Iraq. The V-22 Osprey combines qualities of a plane and a helicopter. Supporters say it's ideal for combat zones. Critics, pointing to two fatal crashes, say it's too soon to use the aircraft in combat. Nathan Hodge of Jane's Defence Weekly discusses the Osprey with Liane Hansen.

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