Attack Helicopter Dispute Spotlights Russia's Huge Arms Trade with Syria

Russia's massive arms trade with Syria was thrust into the spotlight this week after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Russia of sending attack helicopters to its longtime ally, which has recently stepped up its use of such weapons in attacks that have claimed civilian lives. Russia angrily denied the claims, saying its existing arms contracts with Syria "relate exclusively to air defense." If true, the helicopter transfer illustrates why the United States and other Western countries...Full Story
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