Flexibility is the best missile defense, they say. And by they, I mean Obama and Biden. So Obama has his yoga mat out and he is going to show Vladimir some extraordinary flexibility.
The head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency says that the Obama administration has discussed declassifying key data on U.S. missile defense in order to provide it to Russia.
The administration has been exploring how to ease Russian concerns that the U.S. missile defense shield is aimed at countering Russia’s nuclear arsenal.
Arms control advocates have suggested that revealing missile interceptor capabilities could provide a breakthrough on an issue that Russia says stands in the way of nuclear arms reductions. But doing so would provoke charges by Republicans that the administration is compromising national security to appease Moscow.
Also giving Russia all our nuclear codes and the locations of all our ICBM silos would provoke unreasonable complaints from the Republicans that national security was more secure under Alger Hiss.
Under questioning at a hearing on Wednesday, Missile Defense Agency director Vice Adm. James Syring said that he has discussed declassifying data, including the speed of interceptors, with senior Defense Department officials.
I can’t see any possible reason not to tell the Russians the speed at which our interceptors will intercept their missiles. There is certainly no possible way that could compromise our missile defense… especially considering that the people we’re using it against are using Russian derived technology.
Both Rosenbergs and Alger Hiss all agree that it’s a foolproof plan and Obama should go ahead with it as soon as possible. And Aldrich Ames just called me up to say that he’s willing to personally convey this information to Russia in exchange for a suitcase full of diamonds.