Iran’s latest test of its long-range missile capability bolsters U.S. arguments for the need to base an anti-ballistic missile defense system in Eastern Europe, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said July 9. Iran reported that its Revolutionary Guards test fired up to nine missiles, including the Shahab-3, which U.S. analysts say can hit targets up to 1,250 miles away. The U.S. is negotiating to base ballistic missile interceptors in Poland and has reached an agreement on placing a ...


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