Missile Defense Site in Europe Opens The U.S.’s first ground-based Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System site in Europe is being declared operational on May 12.  The system in Romania is a key element in the second phase of the European Phased Adaptive Approach, which President Barack Obama put in place in 2009 after making the politically controversial decision to scrap installation of ground-based missile defense system sites in Poland and the Czech Republic. A site in Poland ...


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