HOT TOP|Politics & Policy|Foreign Affairs
Brian Kenety|27.02.2012

Czech ‘ultimatum’ to US for cheap F-16s (or missile project) revealed in WikiLeaks’ Stratfor file

An exchange of confidential emails between analysts and an undercover intelligence officer working for the US  global security think tank Stratfor — issued today by WikiLeaks — signal that the Czechs planned to issue an “ultimatum” to Washington demanding a better deal on F-16 fighter jets for itself and other CEE members of NATO. Otherwise, Prague wants a significant role in the US anti-missile defense project, to counter the Russian “threat.”