Will Pakistan give the downed Navy SEALs helicopter to China?

By Josh Rogin

As Congress prepares several ways to challenge U.S. aid funding to Pakistan following the revelation that Osama bin Laden had been hiding there for years, one senior congressman is highlighting the Pakistan-China relationship as a key reason to distrust Islamabad.

"In 1998 Pakistan’s military and intelligence services facilitated the transfer to Communist China of a Taliban recovered unexploded American Tomahawk cruise missile, which we fired in an attempt to kill Osama Bin Laden and members of al-Qaeda. The Communist Chinese reversed engineered the missile and dissected its components allowing them to learn its vulnerabilities and defeat its capabilities," stated a May 9 "Dear Colleague" letter sent to all lawmakers from the office of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

The title of Rohrabacher’s letter reads, "Is Pakistan Planning to Give Our Secret Special Forces Helicopter to Communist China?"

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