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The Czech government has begun an 890,000-dollar information campaign supporting the U.S. plan to set up a radar station in the Czech Republic. Opponents of the plan -- led by the Social Democrats -- want some of that money to fund alternative information campaigns so as to create an actual debate on the issue and prepare the population for the possibility of a referendum.
The radar system -- officially presented by Washington as offering protection to the West from missile attacks by "rogue states" such as Iran and North Korea -- would have two elements: a radar in the Czech Republic and an anti-missile base in Poland.
"We decided to start an alternative information campaign since we feel the government is brainwashing the Czech public