apparently stuff already heated before i got that from wikipedia national missile defense program and explanations
Russia threatened to place short-range nuclear missiles on the Russia’s border with NATO if the United States refuses to abandon plans to deploy 10
interceptor missiles and a radar in Poland and the Czech Republic. In April 2007, Putin warned of a new Cold War if the Americans deployed the
shield in Central Europe. Putin also said that Russia is prepared to abandon its obligations under a Nuclear Forces Treaty of 1987 with the United
Missile defense sites in Eastern Europe
Previously, a controversial initiative existed for placing GMD missile defense installations in Eastern Europe, namely in Poland and Czech Republic.
As a result of strong Russian opposition, the plan has been abandoned in favor of Aegis-class missile defense based in the Black Sea and eventually in
In February 2007, the US started formal negotiations with Poland and Czech Republic concerning placement of a site of Ground-Based Midcourse
Defense System. The announced objective was to protect most of Europe from long-range missile strikes from Iran. Public opinion in both
countries opposed: 57% of Poles disagreed, while 21% supported the plans; in Czech Republic it was 67% versus 15%. More than 130,000 Czechs
signed a petition for a referendum about the base, which is by far the largest citizen initiative (Ne základnám - No to Bases) since the Velvet
The Ustka-Wicko base of the Polish Army was mentioned as a possible site of 10 American interceptor missiles. Russia objected; its suspension of the
Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe may be related. Putin warned of a possible new Cold War. Russia threatened to place short-range
nuclear missiles on its border with NATO if the United States refused to abandon the plan.
A radar and tracking system site placement was agreed with the Czech Republic. After long negotiations, on August 20 2008, US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice and Poland’s Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski signed in Warsaw the "Agreement Between the Government of the United States of
America and the Government of the Republic of Poland Concerning the Deployment of Ground-Based Ballistic Missile Defense Interceptors in the Territory
of the Republic of Poland", a deal that would implement the missile defense system in Polish territory. Russia warned Poland that it is
exposing itself to attack—even a nuclear one—by accepting U.S. missile interceptors on its soil. Gen. Anatoly Nogovitsyn the deputy chief of staff
of Russia's armed forces said "Poland, by deploying (the system) is exposing itself to a strike — 100 percent".
In September 2009, President Barack Obama announced that plans for missile defense sites in East Europe would be scrapped in favor of systems located
on US Navy warships. On September 18, 2009, Russian Prime Minister Putin decided to welcome Obama's plans for stationing American Aegis defense
warships in the Black Sea. The deployment occurred the same month, consisting of warships equipped with the Aegis RIM-161 SM-3 missile system,
which complements the Patriot missile systems already deployed by American units.
On February 4, 2010, Romania agreed to host the SM-3 missiles starting in 2015.
However, once USS Monterey was actually deployed to the Black Sea the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement voicing concern about the
from what i read they use missile named interceptor that intercept missile in the upper athmosphere or space , i thought they were using lasers.