US may give Russia secret data on anti-missile shield

Well, why not? The cold war is over, right? Putin's is our friend, right? There's no chance that the Russians would turn around and sell this secret data on our missile interceptor to Iran, right? Oh - and I have a beautiful drawbridge over the Chicago River that I can sell to you for a song... Reuters: The Obama administration is leaving open the possibility of giving Moscow certain secret data on U.S. interceptor missiles due to help protect Europe from any Iranian missile strike. A deal is being sought by Washington that could include classified data exchange because it is in the U.S. interest to enlist Russia and its radar stations in the missile-defense effort, a Pentagon spokeswoman said Tuesday in written replies to Reuters. No decision has been made yet on whether the United States would offer data about the interceptors' "velocity at burnout," or VBO, said Air Force Lieutenant Colonel April Cunningham, the spokeswoman, but it is not being ruled out. VBO is at the ...(Read Full Post)