The SecState and SecDef are going to Russia for pro-anti-missile-missile talks:
“My view is we’ve put a lot on the table in recent negotiations. Now it’s time for them to reciprocate,” Gates said.
Pentagon’s chief said he was not very optimistic about any changes on missile defense.
“We think there is the potential for some progress and we’ll just see,” he said. “I wouldn’t get too enthusiastic at this point.”
I’m not sure why they’re bothering, but off they go.