Seems innocent enough. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, would like to build a handful of Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) monitoring stations in United States to support management of the Russian national GPS system, currently in build out. However, the Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency think that's not such a hot idea. More below:
(New York Times, November, 16, 2013)
Comment: Little doubt about the power of "where" after reading this article. It's central to any country's existence.