Sunday, March 17, 2013

U.S. Scraps The Final Missile Defense Phase In Europe

US Scraps Final Phase Of European Missile Shield -- BBC

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has scrapped the final phase of its European missile defence shield, citing development problems and funding cuts.

Upgraded interceptors were to have been deployed in Poland to counter medium- and intermediate-range missiles, and potential threats from the Middle East.

Mr Hagel said the threat had "matured" and that the US commitment to Nato missile defence remained "ironclad".

The interceptors had been strongly opposed by the Russian government.

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More News On The U.S. Scrapping The Final Missile Defense Phase In Europe

US drops key European missile defense component -- RT
US axes Europe missile defence interceptor -- Sydney Morning Herald
With Eye on North Korea, U.S. Cancels Missile Defense Russia Opposed -- New York Times
US move on missile defense could revive talks with Russia -- Global Post/AFP
Missile defense reversal may ruffle some allies in Europe
-- TribLive/AP
U.S. Backtracks On Missile Defense Plans In Poland -- Roman Mamonov, VOR

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