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Recent rash of helicopter crashes raises questions

Perhaps it is the searing memory of the Black Hawk helicopter shot out of the sky in 1993 that trapped U.S. troops in a bloodbath in Mogadishu, Somalia. Maybe it was all those soothing images of war-wounded reaching safety and a chance at survival on the M*A*S*H chopper pad in South Korea. Whatever the reason, a recent rash of U.S. helicopter crashes in Iraq and Afghanistan is rattling nerves — and raising questions just as America is debating the wisdom of the White House’s plan to escalate the troop count in the Iraq War. Unfortunate coincidence or troubling trend? Full Story

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