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Ballistic Missile Defence for Europe: Now More Than Ever

A right front view of a vehicle-mounted Soviet...

A right front view of a vehicle-mounted Soviet Galosh anti-ballistic missile launcher. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By George Galdorisi and Scott C Truver, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Defence Systems, 18 Sep 2012:

Europe has long been accustomed to the benefits of collective defence. In 2012, one of the most compelling threats to European civilian populations – as well as to NATO troops deployed overseas – is that of ballistic missiles armed with weapons of mass destruction (WMD) being fired by rogue nations or by transnational terrorist groups.
This emerging threat to Europe is being tackled with urgent dispatch… (more) http://ow.ly/1mvNeK

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China’s Missile Advances Could Thwart U.S. Defenses, Analysts Say

StratRisks, August 26, 2012

Source: Post Gazette

Figure 6. Medium and Intercontinental Range Ba...

Medium and Intercontinental Range Ballistic Missiles. Note: China currently is capable of targeting its nuclear forces throughout the region and most of the world, including the continental United States. Newer systems, such as the DF-31, DF-31A, and JL-2, will give China a more survivable nuclear force. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


China is moving ahead with the development of a new and more capable generation of intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched missiles, increasing its existing ability to deliver nuclear warheads to the United States and to overwhelm missile defense systems, military analysts said this week… (more) http://ow.ly/1m92nV

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