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The US secretly agreed to give the Russians sensitive information on Britain’s nuclear deterrent to persuade them to sign a key treaty, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.
Information about every Trident missile the US supplies to Britain will be given to Russia as part of an arms control deal signed by President Barack Obama next week.
Defence analysts claim the agreement risks undermining Britain’s policy of refusing to confirm the exact size of its nuclear arsenal.
The fact that the Ameri
Originally posted by aRogue
If the US were to drop an A-Bomb on the Uk, nothing would come out of it. A little whispering of secrets aint going to do anything.
The only nations who have the balls to do something are the US and Israel. Everybody else in the world has gone soft (military and government wise).edit on 4-2-2011 by aRogue because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by jdub297
I'm sorry, but I fail to see anything strange here.
The fact that the Americans used British nuclear secrets as a bargaining chip also sheds new light on the so-called “special relationship”, which is shown often to be a one-sided affair by US diplomatic communications obtained by the WikiLeaks website.
ries of classified messages sent to Washington by US negotiators show how information on Britain’s nuclear capability was crucial to securing Russia’s support for the “New START” deal.
Washington lobbied London in 2009 for permission to supply Moscow with detailed data about the performance of UK missiles. The UK refused, but the US agreed to hand over the serial numbers of Trident missiles it transfers to Britain.
Originally posted by stumason
So they gave them serial numbers of the missiles, as opposed to any actual "nuclear" secrets about the warheads (designed and made in the UK..not far from my home as it happens) or the submarines that carry them.
Don't really see the problem. What use are serial numbers? Are the Russians going to tick them off the list as they come flying down on Moscow?