US Missile Defense Shield Goes Live in Europe! Russia Livid !
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by Chana Roberts, http://www.israelnationalnews.com/
US activates first missile defense shield in Romania; Russia is livid.
On Thursday, the United States activated its missile defense system in Romania. The $800 million dollar system is the first of its kind in Europe, and aims to defend the US and Europe from, “rogue states,” namely, Iran.
Russia, however, insists that the US aim is to neutralize Moscow’s nuclear arsenal long enough for the US to strike Russia. According to Putin, “This is not a defense system. This is part of U.S. nuclear strategic potential brought onto a periphery. In this case, Eastern Europe is such periphery.” He also said that the missile shield was, “yet another step to rock international security and start a new arms race.”
Apparently, the Kemlin has viewed this project all along as a threat to its own national security, and says that steps are being taken to ensure Russia’s safety, no matter what. Though Russia refuses to be drawn into another arms race, it is rearming and rebuilding its army and navy in a way that will, “uphold the current strategic balance of forces.”
The new missile shield system is capable of shooting down rockets meant to reach major European cities. This missile shiled is meant to stretch from Greenland to the Azores. It is expected to be ready by the end of 2018.
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