06/01/2014 Moskovsky Komsomolets
Russia wants to build in the United States around half a dozen of monitoring towers for navigation, which should increase the accuracy and reliability of the GLONASS system, according to The New York Times . Implementation of these plans will be prevented by law passed by Congress in late December – President Obama has already brought him into action with his signature . More precisely , it is a statute that is hidden deeply in the bowels of a giant statute of the U.S. defense budget for the next financial year.
Act is not outright bans Russian construction on American lands , but it specifies the conditions that are not feasible in practice . Jesuit nature of the legislation is due not so much to the reluctance of the White House to spoil the already extremely difficult relationship with Russia but as a lack of agreement inside the Washington administration .
U.S. Department of State from the beginning defended the permissibility of the project , arguing that it does not bear any unintended consequences of America . But the CIA and the Pentagon took a position : the Kremlin can use watchtowers in spy purposes and guidance of its strategic weapons against targets in the United States. ( but it should be mentioned that the U.S. Global Positioning System GPS, also applies not only to help motorists who are lost , but also for the very military- intelligence operations.but Russia allowed to build on its territory 19 stations of GPS.