posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 05:35 AM
Well in 1986 the Cold War was still in full swing. Controlled leaks of information and disinformation were not uncommon. So it isn't unheard of that
the info was leaked to a worldwide publication to gauge the response of the Soviet Union's aviation and intelligence agencies. Now without an enemy
like the Soviet "bear", it really isn't necessary to "leak" highly advanced technologies. We are more on the defensive in protecting the info
from Israeli, North Korean, and yes even Saudi Arabian intelligence plants.