Poland has agreed to host elements of the new U.S. missile defense plan despite initial surprise over the Obama administration’s recent decision to overhaul President Bush’s strategy.
Israel and the United States commenced what is believed to be their largest ever joint military exercises in missile defense Wednesday. The long-planned, two-week air defense exercise has been dubbed Juniper Cobra 10 and will involve participation of 1,000 personnel from the U.S.
Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday blasted U.S. plans to overhaul the setup for a missile defense shield in Europe, calling the Obama administration’s intentions “anti-Iranian,” state-run media reported
Russia, the United States and NATO should consider linking their missile defense systems in Europe, the NATO chief said Friday. “Both NATO and Russia have a wealth of experience in missile defense,” Anders Fogh Rasmussen said
“If Japan recklessly ‘intercepts’ [North Korea’s] satellite for peaceful purposes, the [Korean People’s Army] will mercilessly deal deadly blows not only at the already deployed intercepting means but at major targets,” KCNA reported. Japan recently mobilized its missile defense system in response to the planned North Korean launch, Japanese officials said.