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Plans to use an RAF base for a US ballistic missile defence system were sneaked out by ministers and should be debated in Parliament, MPs have said
Originally posted by solidshot
Except this missile system wont offer the UK or Europe much of a defence, it is mainly aimed at protecting the US
Originally posted by Ste2652
To my knowledge the US has never had any plans to station interceptor missiles on UK soil as part of this new ABM system.
Originally posted by neformore
First off, the United States Military cannot do anything on British soil without the express permission of the British Government
Liberal Democrat leadership contender Nick Clegg said he was pleased that the "duplicitous publication" of the decision had been highlighted, adding that he believed the plans would not improve security.
"It is time for Britain to wake up to the damaging geo-strategic effects of this missile defence scheme and pull out of our deal with America.
"It will never be possible to construct a global system of governance to deal with external threats if powerful nations simply act unilaterally whenever it suits them."