"Russia's top military officer told a conference in Moscow attended by senior U.S. and NATO officials that Russia would mount a preemptive strike on U.S.-led NATO missile defense facilities in Eastern Europe if Washington goes ahead with its plan to build a missile shield," the Associated Press has reported.
The Washington Post carried the 5-paragraph story, but buried it on page A6 of the May 4 paper under the headline, "Military ups the ante on missile defense.
The missile defense systems, provided by NATO but led by the United States, are designed to protect Eastern European nations. They are defensive in nature. Russia doesn’t see it that way. The Russian Federation sees the missiles as ...
Remember this visit to Moscow? Remember this goofy-ass picture? Perhaps the button has malfunctioned. Russia’s most senior military officer said Thursday that Moscow would preemptively strike and destroy U.S.-led NATO missile defen...
Poland has warned Moscow against interfering in NATO’s plans concerning the deployment of a missile shield in Europe as Russia is not a member of the military alliance, a high-ranking Polish official said on Tuesday.
The Russian Defense Ministry will invite NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Wednesday to attend an international conference on missile defense in Moscow on May 3-4, a senior defense official said.