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The Proposed European Missile Defense System (2009)

The European Missile Defense system that the Bush administration planned to deploy would include 10 interceptors in Poland and a large radar in the Czech Republic. If the United States moves forward with this system, it would incur large security and monetary costs, while acquiring no defensive capability in return. Deploying the system would therefore decrease U.S. security.

The proposed system has not been adequately tested, could readily be defeated by countermeasures, and has helped fuel a serious erosion in the U.S.-Russian relationship with far-reaching security consequences.

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