National Security

December 5, 2009 3:04 PM

Controversial 'Osprey' makes combat debut in Afghanistan

The controversial VM-22 Osprey made its first major combat debut Friday when a couple of the $120 million tilt-rotor aircraft joined a fleet of CH-53 helicopters and dropped out of the predawn darkness in the northern end of the Now Zad valley in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province.

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