U.S. Ballistic Missile Capabilities in Europe: Background and Implementation

Paulina Cipriani (Editor)

Series: American Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL012000

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In early 2007, after several years of internal discussions and consultations with Poland and the Czech Republic, the Bush Administration formally proposed to defend against an Iranian missile threat by deploying a ground-based mid-course defense (GMD) element in Europe as part of the global U.S. BMDS (Ballistic Missile Defense System). The system would have included 10 interceptors in Poland, a radar in the Czech Republic and another radar that would have been deployed in a country closer to Iran, to be completed by 2013 at a reported cost of at least $4 billion.

The proposed European BMD capability raised a number of foreign policy challenges in Europe and with Russia. The United States negotiated and signed agreements with Poland and the Czech Republic, but for a number of reasons those agreements were not ratified by the end of the Bush Administration. This book examines the long-range ballistic missile defense in Europe. It also discusses the implementation challenges for future capabilities in Europe; and actions needed to address these implementation issues. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1 - Long-Range Ballistic Missile Defense in Europe (pp. 1-44)
Steven A. Hildreth and Carl Ek

Chapter 2 - Ballistic Missile Defense: DOD Needs to Address Planning and Implementation Challenges for Future Capabilities in Europe (pp. 45-94)
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 3 - Ballistic Missile Defense: Actions Needed to Address Implementation Issues and Estimate Long-Term Costs for European Capabilities (pp. 95-132)
United States Government Accountability Office

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