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.

8th
Jan
2013

Dutch Patriot Missiles Depart for Turkey

Source: Global Security Newswire, 7 January 2012

20th
Dec
2012

Romania, US Sign Arrangements on Missile Defence Plan

21st
Nov
2012

Russia Says US Pledged Intent to Reach Antimissile Compromise

20th
Nov
2012

NATO standing by to protect Turkey from Syrian missiles

Turkey is likely to formally request NATO assistance to help boost defences on its border with war-torn Syria, according to several news sources. 

13th
Nov
2012

First US full-time military presence in Poland