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.

20th
Mar
2013

Rasmussen focuses on Afghanistan transition

By Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch

14th
Mar
2013

Next Phases of European Missile Shield 'on Track': DOD

13th
Mar
2013

U.S. Looking "Very Hard" at Future of Missile Interceptor: Pentagon

4th
Mar
2013

Sketch: NATO-Russia military hotline defuses first crisis

By Nowhere Man for NATO Watch

2nd
Mar
2013

Prospects Questionable for Next-Gen ICBM Interceptor

20th
Feb
2013

NATO-Russia discussions ahead of the Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels

By Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch

11th
Feb
2013

Pentagon Reports Question Missile Defence Plans

1st
Feb
2013

NATO Activates Two More Patriot Air-Defence Batteries in Turkey

9th
Jan
2013

US Has Deployed Half of Patriot Missile Equipment, Troops to Turkey