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U.S. copters in Iraq get defense upgrade

There is no basis for believing that insurgents’ recent success in shooting down U.S. helicopters in Iraq means they have developed new attack methods or discovered new U.S. vulnerabilities, the Army’s vice chief of staff said Saturday. “I see no change in trends” on the part of the insurgent’s targeting efforts, “and I see no capability gaps” on the part of U.S. forces, Gen. Richard Cody said in an interview en route to this air base north of Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital. Full Story

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