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Sunday, October 09, 2011

NATO won't share data from Turkish radar with Israel?

There have been many stories over the past few weeks that claimed that Israel would or would not be granted access to information from the American-supplied x-band NATO radar installation in eastern Turkey. What's troublesome about this report - which makes the same claim again - is the quote from US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (Hat Tip: Joshua I).
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said Israel would not have access to intelligence from the missile defense system. “Clearly, the NATO members are the ones that will participate in the program and access information produced by the missile defense system,” Panetta said.
Well, okay, but will the NATO members provide that information to Israel anyway? Turkish Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz says that Turkey has to trust the NATO countries not to provide the information to Israel, but of course that doesn't mean that they won't. Hmmm.

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