We all pretty much saw this one coming.
Pakistan reportedly let China take a look at the wreckage of the top-secret U.S. helicopter that crashed during the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, the Financial Times reports.
In the aftermath of the raid—and in the midst of the international bickering that occurred between the United States and Pakistan in its wake—Chinese military engineers were allowed to survey the wreckage, the Times reports.
The engineers snapped photographs and even took a sample of the special “stealth” skin that allowed the modified Black Hawk to enter Pakistani airspace unnoticed.
President Obama’s national security council has been discussing the incident—the situation “doesn’t make us happy,” one senior official tells the Times—but the administration appears to have little immediate recourse.
The Navy SEALs had attempted to dismantle the helicopter after it crash landed but the tail section remained mostly intact. Sen. John Kerry traveled to Pakistan two weeks later to secure the return of the wreckage, but apparently not before Pakistan let its Chinese allies take a look.