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The must-have weapons and the countries that want them
CNN ^ | 11/29/2010 | CNN

Posted on 11/29/2010 5:41:55 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld

The world's military shopping list is being exposed through the WikiLeaks publications. State-of-the-art missiles and American military helicopters are a frequent topic of discussion in the diplomatic cables posted online Sunday by WikiLeaks.

The documents show a keen interest in what weaponry Iran has and how to defend against it.

One cable found that the United States' planned missile defense system gives the public in Europe "a false sense of security."

The crown prince of Bahrain, in another cable, seems to support U.S. missile defense systems aimed at Iran. The crown prince said, according to the cable, "he would like to help further integrate the Gulf states into [the Regional Integrated Air and Missile Defense] project because it would not be enough without everyone's participation."

But the United Arab Emirates' concern about Iran was clearly the most frank. Citing Iran's refusal to scale back its nuclear program and noting that "there are changes in the region that concern us," the chief of staff of the UAE's armed forces told an American ambassador he wanted the U.S. government to deploy between four and five Patriot batteries to the UAE during calendar year 2009, fearful that an Israeli strike on Iran would result in a retaliatory attack on other countries by Iran

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: intelligence; iran; statedepartment; usmilitary; wikileaks

1 posted on 11/29/2010 5:41:59 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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2 posted on 11/29/2010 5:51:13 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Aren’t these leaks an act of war against the US? If so, why can’t we use special ops to plug the leak?

3 posted on 11/29/2010 6:01:10 PM PST by skookum55 ("We can give up on America or we can give up on this president ...." D. D'Souza)
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First, you need to stop the sources of the leaks(and leakers) which is coming from the Pentagon,State Department and CIA. Obama has promoted a lax attitude toward security.

4 posted on 11/29/2010 6:04:14 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Imagine that, obummer is going around the world on a public relations kick and every one wants the U.S. to defend them. At the same time he’s trying to gut the military. Seems like his usual self. To stupid to know how to build diplomatic relationships.

5 posted on 11/29/2010 6:15:28 PM PST by jimpick
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