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Reset? Russia Threatens to Strike Missile Defense Sites

allofoz Wrote: May 03, 2012 8:13 PM
And we need to have missiles and troops to defend Europe because.....?
Jay Wye Wrote: May 03, 2012 8:47 PM
it's easier to shoot down missiles during the boost phase and before they MIRV and release decoys.
Also,it prevents Russia from bullying Europe,and protects US bases against Iranian IRBMs.
SpiritInterface Wrote: May 03, 2012 8:17 PM
So we can fight them there instead of here.

Remember Vice President Joe Biden's foreign policy speech at New York University last week? He slammed Mitt Romney for his "ignorance" about missile defense, and claimed that President Obama had managed to "reset" our relationship with Russia. Well, it looks like relations are still tenuous with our former chief global adversary. They're convinced that NATO missile defense sites sprinkled around Europe are aimed at Russian nuclear weapons, and not Iran, as the Alliance maintains. And if they don't like the look of the program, they're willing to strike pre-emptively:

Russia’s most senior military officer said Thursday that...