Sunday, February 3, 2008

Poland To Host US Shield

Poland Agrees to Host U.S. Shield

The United States and Poland reached "an agreement in principle" on missile defense Friday, prompting an angry reaction from Russia over the weekend.

Poland agreed to let the U.S. military install missile interceptors on its territory after Washington consented to a demand by Warsaw's new center-right government to beef up the country's air defenses.

Since coming to power in November, the government of Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has lobbied Washington for additional security guarantees in response to Russian threats of retaliation against the proposed missile defense site.

Moscow has adamantly opposed the plans of U.S. President George W. Bush to install 10 interceptors in Poland and a radar installation in the Czech Republic, which Washington says are meant to protect against an attack by Iran or other "rogue states."

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