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U.S. publishes details of missile base Israel wanted kept secret
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2013 02:26:20 -0500 (CDT)

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/06/03/192895/us-publishes-details-of-missile.html

By Sheera Frenkel
McClatchy Foreign Staff
June 3, 2013

TEL AVIV, Israel -- Israel’s military fumed Monday over the discovery that the U.S. government had revealed details of a top-secret Israeli military installation in published bid requests.

The Obama administration had promised to build Israel a state-of-the-art facility to house a new ballistic-missile defense system, the Arrow 3. As with all Defense Department projects, detailed specifications were made public so that contractors could bid on the $25 million project. The specifications included more than 1,000 pages of details on the facility, ranging from the heating and cooling systems to the thickness of the walls.

"If an enemy of Israel wanted to launch an attack against a facility, this would give him an easy how-to guide. This type of information is closely guarded and its release can jeopardize the entire facility," said an Israeli military official who commented on the publication of the proposal but declined to be named because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the facility. He declined to say whether plans for the facility have been altered as a result of the disclosure.

"This is more than worrying, it is shocking," he said.

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