Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insists no secret agreement is being negotiated between this country and Russia to limit U.S. missile defense systems. If not, she should have no trouble in complying with a request by six senators for documents involved in talks on the subject.
U.S. and Russian officials have met to discuss missile defense programs. But the State Department insists the talks have been merely to review missile “challenges” involving Asia and the Middle East – clearly, Iran and North Korea. The six senators want to be certain there will be no agreement – concluded in private – that could limit U.S. development of missile defense systems.