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Czech Republic Pulls Out of U.S. Missile Defense Plans

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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- The Czech Republic is withdrawing from U.S. missile defense plans out of frustration at its diminished role, the Czech defense minister told The Associated Press Wednesday.



The new U.S. administration's plan calls for placing land- and sea-based radars and interceptors in several European locations, including Romania and Poland, over the next decade and upgrading them over time. As the first part of the plan, the United States in March deployed to the Mediterranean the USS Monterey, a ship equipped to detect and shoot down missiles.



"I'm not surprised by the decision," said Jan Vidim, a lawmaker in the lower house of the Czech Parliament. "The United States has been and will be our crucial strategic partner but the current administration doesn't take the Czech Republic seriously."


Here's another thorn in the side of the US missile defence shield in Europe. It was just a month or 2 ago when Russia threatened to build up their nuclear stockpile unless if the US changed some things in the missile shield.

Apparently, the Czech were supposed to have an early warning system built in their country, but they felt that was too small of a role, and then just jumped out.




posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 06:52 PM
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humph this is what happens when the US still has cold war resentment against Russia people resent us



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 08:45 PM
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I would say more like, the U.S. does not carry as much weight in the world of global chess anymore. We are a waning Superpower. We are on the downward side of the graph and China is on the upward side of the graph. Then Russia is positioning itself now to keep a heavy foot down on it's neighbors. They will start to close the ranks again and put up the wall again figuratively.



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