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Pentagon Investigates Downed U.S. Helicopters

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Pentagon Investigates Downed U.S. Helicopters

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Pentagon Investigates Downed U.S. Helicopters

Pentagon Investigates Downed U.S. Helicopters

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Recent incidents involving the downings of four U.S. helicopters in Iraq over the past two weeks are the subject of a Pentagon investigation now under way. A variety of weapon types are among the possible culprits, if the helicopters were shot down by insurgents. James O'Halloran, editor of the military journal Jane's Land-Based Air Defence, talks with Madeleine Brand.