After I watched this ABC report on the secrets which the hulk of the helicopter wrecked and left behind during the bin Laden raid have revealed, I couldn't stop thinking about the situation. Because of the crash, the world now knows that the US is using a brand new, once completely secret stealth helicopter technology. The report shows the hulk, shows children gathering pieces of its special fabric in the grass outside the bin Laden compound, and hints darkly that those same pieces may well be now en route to China, which has close ties to Pakistan's military. It then shows Pakistani officials driving off the remnants of the helicopter to some unknown and, the presumption is, beyond-our-reach location.
Such is the behavior of linchpin American "ally" Pakistan. Funny -- I would have thought that an "ally" (especially one receiving $20 billion in aid less than ten years) would have secured the scene and then assisted US personnel in recovering all key pieces of the wreckage and clues to its technology safely -- not whisk it away, possibly to China.
Makes you wonder: How different is losing a helicopter over Pakistan from losing a helicopter over North Vietnam?