Claim: The Obama administration is selling blueprints for the B-2 Stealth Bomber to China in exchange for debt relief.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, July 2009]
Is this true ?
6/5/2009: Security News Brief: Obama To Sell
The Defense Department is reportedly furious with Obama’s proposal to sell blueprints of the
Republic. Gates has flatly rejected Obama’s plan, but has since been asked to step down if he will not facilitate the process.
According to the deal, the United States would sell the plans for the
According to the Administration, this proposal will help the United States resolve its debt issues. They point out their belief that the
fleet for “at least eight years.”
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Origins: Although a weak economy and a growing foreign debt (held by nations not necessarily overly friendly to the U.S.) might be issues of pressing concern, the concept of raising funds by openly selling vital military secrets to a Communist country isn’t quite a reality yet.
The notion that the Obama administration would sell plans for the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber (a “low-observable, strategic, long-range, heavy bomber capable of penetrating sophisticated and dense air-defence shields”) in exchange for a mere
Last updated: 28 July 2009