Tuesday, November 04, 2008

US missile defences in Europe

From THE JERUSALEM POST Nov. 1, 2008, by JPost.com staff and AP:

The head of the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency said Friday that Iran was not far from attaining the means to use missiles against all of Europe and against the US in five to six years, Israel Radio reported.

Lt. Gen. Henry A. Obering III was speaking in Prague in an effort to convince the Czech Parliament to approve a US missile defense installation in the country's territory. Obering warned against opposing the plan to build a radar base near Prague as part of a missile shield the US says would counter threats from Iran. ...

...The Czech government agreed to the deal but the agreement also must be approved by both houses of Parliament. ...To pass the bill, the government will need some votes from opposition parties, but they have harshly criticized the plan. A vote will likely take place next year.

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