"As you very well know, without the RQ-170 it will be impossible to detect slight amounts of radioactive isotopes and chemicals at ground level.
"We all hope that our leadership currently appreciates that economy should not trump security. I am sure when Vice President Al Gore relaxed the military specification standards he didn't foresee the consequences"" commented Donna Simmons.
"Perhaps it was more important to lure China into the World Trade Organization," said Nahum Shavit. "Your treasury needs a financier with surplus dollars to buy its' bonds""
"We all know that contractors will always try to submit the lowest bid"" said Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Bill Stockton.
"They will always cut corners in order to be awarded the contract," said Donna Simmons. "That's why one-third of the pentagon's contracts have cost overruns, mostly in aircraft, helicopter, and satellite programs."
"Aren't you glad we dissuaded you from selling your Phalcon AEW down-look radar systems to the Chinese military?" prodded Mr. Collins.
"Our politicians found it against their character to decline one billion dollars," admitted Mr. Gold.
"Before we departed Tel Aviv my agents reported that there are indications that Iran is preparing to transport thirteen drones. We don't know whether they are armed or not, or their choice of toxin biological, chemical, or radiological," reported Nahum Shavit. "We assume they are using them as leverage to keep us from bombing their nuclear sites. And it is working. Until we can neutralize or defend against these armed drones we are paralyzed!
Although, Iran has challenges to deliver these drones into Israel's airspace. If they launch them from bases in western Iran the most direct route would be over Iraq and Jordon. The only other routes would be over Saudi Arabia, or through Turkey and Syria. The longer they remain in the air the more likely they will be detected by radar. That's if they fly them at a high elevation. Their other option is to fly them below the radar umbrella and under the cover of darkness.
Another option is to hide them in merchant ships and take them to Syrian or Lebanese ports. We suspect this is how Hezbollah got possession of the drone they flew into Israel."
"General Gold the US government understands your concern and we will do whatever it takes to support your efforts." said General Stockton."We want to prevent not precipitate world war three."
"Fortunately we manufacture our own recon drones without Chinese parts," said Gen Gold. "Allow me to introduce our aeronautic engineer from Israel Aerospace Industries Dr. Eli Gershem.
"As a consequence of recent developments the situation has become urgent, especially since this cloned drone infiltrated fifty-six kilometers into our air space. This time they were testing our capabilities. Next time they will go for our throat.
Our government requested this meeting because we need to consult with your contractors Lockheed-Martin and General Electric who built the RQ-170 to test our counter measure plans," said General Gold.
We realize that we now require more down-looking radar capabilities and platforms. We will add more Phalcon AEW systems on our borders to fill in the gaps.
Our enemies recognize that it is virtually impossible to penetrate our Iron Dome and Arrow air defense systems. Now they discovered that they can hide under our radar umbrella with a slow moving low flying aircraft."