The article points out that the Afghanis already have some Russian helicopters, so perhaps we should buy some spare parts. Then again, after we leave, what is to stop the Russians from trying to move in on the country and stop supplying anything they Afgh. govt. might need. I think I will send this to my Special Forces serving son who has supervised a fleet of Apaches and spent time in Afghanistan and Iraq and ask his opinion.
I would be looking forward to that response.