That’s what the Telegraph is reporting. And the Obama administration did this to get Russia’s signature on thew new START treaty, which was already too soft on the Russians.
Information about every Trident missile the US supplies to Britain will be given to Russia as part of an arms control deal signed by President Barack Obama next week…
Washington lobbied London in 2009 for permission to supply Moscow with detailed data about the performance of UK missiles. The UK refused, but the US agreed to hand over the serial numbers of Trident missiles it transfers to Britain.
A series of classified messages sent to Washington by US negotiators show how information on Britain’s nuclear capability was crucial to securing Russia’s support for the “New START” deal.
Although the treaty was not supposed to have any impact on Britain, the leaked cables show that Russia used the talks to demand more information about the UK’s Trident missiles, which are manufactured and maintained in the US.
Message to our allies, from this and other recent events: Do not trust the Americans. Oh, and build your own nukes while making sure the Americans know nothing about them.
I’m sure that’ll work out just peachy.