Missile Defence

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Although the ‘Third Site’ for intercontinental-range missile defences in Eastern Europe has been cancelled in favour of sea-based missile defence systems, the United States remains committed to building advanced missile defence capabilities with NATO allies. Some see this as good news for NATO: as a conduit for advanced transatlantic defence technology cooperation and an opportunity to work with Russia as a cooperative partner. Others raise similar financial, political and security concerns regarding the Alliance’s future Active Layered Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence (ALTBMD) Programme as they did with the US BMD system. To facilitate public and parliamentary debate and accountability on this controversial issue, all NATO ballistic missile threat assessments and industrial studies should be declassified and placed in the public domain. This is a summary list of all the content in the site categorised within the Missile Defence policy area.

17th
Mar
2014

US Plan for Achieving European Missile Defence Seen As Too Optimistic

13th
Mar
2014

The future of Missile Defence: A return to Bush-era plans?

By Nigel Chamberlain and Ian Davis, NATO Watch

1st
Feb
2014

US Sending Warship to Spain to Support NATO Missile Shield

Source: Global Security Newswire, 31 January 2014

20th
Dec
2013

Putin Says Iskander Missiles Not Yet on NATO's Border

17th
Dec
2013

Rasmussen's term extended by a further two months

By Ian Davis, NATO Watch

12th
Dec
2013

NATO Missile Defence: Full spectrum protection for all in Europe or Boondoggle?

By Nigel Chamberlain and Ian Davis, NATO Watch

8th
Dec
2013

White House: Iran Deal Won't Affect NATO Missile Shield