Skip to comments.Czechs in talks to host missile command center
Posted on 02/11/2010 6:32:07 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
A high-level defense policy expert with ties to Washington, D.C. said the Czech Republic is in discussions with the Obama administration to host a command center for the United States' altered missile-defense plan.
The official, who requested anonymity because discussions are ongoing, said, "The Czech Republic is not out of the picture."
"There are strategic dialogues going on between the United States and the Czech Republic," said Jiří Bene, a Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman. "No concrete proposal has been mentioned yet." In recent days, the Obama administration's altered missile-defense plans have begun to take shape as Romanian President Traian Basescu announced Feb. 4 that his country will host missiles. In September 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama scrapped the Bush administration's plan that called for interceptor missiles based in Poland and a radar base in Brdy, southwest of Prague.
A scaled-back successor plan called for Mediterranean Sea-based radars to monitor potential projectiles launched by Iran, and shorter-range missiles to be deployed in an undisclosed southeast European country, which now appears to be Romania. Among Obama's rationale for changing course was the untested nature of technologies proposed by the Bush administration. The Obama administration argues that the short-range missiles are already proven technology.
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Tip to the Czechs, don’t trust Obama.
We should have had the missile shield under way as well as forward bases on the black sea in Romania by now.
Wont touch this proposition. It makes to much sense.
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