A Patriot in Beijing?

When the U.S. gave Patriot missile batteries to Israel to combat the Iraqi Scuds raining down on civilians during the gulf war, Washington forbade Jerusalem to export the technology. Now a U.S. intelligence report suggests that Israel may have supplied China with secrets of the Patriot. Israeli officials deny the charge, but the controversy has roiled relations with the U.S., already strained by American demands that the Shamir government stop building settlements in the occupied territories exchange for $10 billion in loan guarantees. The Wall Street Journal fueled the controversy by reporting that Israel is also suspected of having exported antitank...

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