Washington is pressing its Persian Gulf allies to adopt a regional missile defense architecture—and acquire U.S. systems for it. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns tells the Center for Strategic and International Studies that a multinational approach would be more cost efficient, provide a more layered defense strategy and offer better early warning of launch threats. He notes similar architectures elsewhere that work off a U.S. backbone—which he did not name but include NATO, for ...


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