From Desmond Butler, AP: Republicans are trying to block Obama administration overtures to Russia on missile defense, creating a potential obstacle to arms control talks.
Lawmakers are proposing a measure that would bar the administration from sharing classified missile defense data with Russia. . . .
The proposal is part of a defense bill that is in its early stages in the legislative process. Its prospects for becoming law are uncertain. . . .
The defense bill would also direct the Missile Defense Agency to inform Congress about any recent instances in which it has already declassified information to provide it to Russia.