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Wardak Helicopter Crash

Lawmakers hold hearing on deadly ‘Extortion 17’ helicopter crash in Afghanistan

Was the mission doomed from the start? Were Taliban fighters tipped off? Were fallen servicemembers treated with dignity and respect?

Probe finds no U.S. fault in Afghan chopper crash that killed 30 Americans

A U.S. military investigation has found that the August helicopter crash that killed 30 Americans in Afghanistan was the result of a Taliban attack, not poor planning or faulty equipment.

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Congress to revisit Wardak helicopter attack, crash that killed 38

Some of the affected family members of the victims of the Aug. 6, 2011, Chinook crash have said they haven't received an adequate explanation of what happened.


Allen: Airstrike kills insurgents who shot down U.S. helicopter

An airstrike has killed the insurgents responsible for shooting down a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan and causing the largest single-day loss of American life in the 10-year-old war, the top commander there said.


Despite heavy losses in helicopter crash, special ops likely to remain

Negative spin of the Taliban’s shooting down of a helicopter that killed dozens of elite troops is unlikely to affect special operations missions.


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