WASHINGTON -- Top Obama administration officials in recent days have held talks with Polish government leaders about the United States’ decision to again alter plans to deploy missile defense systems in Europe.
Poland's top diplomat on Wednesday said his nation would press ahead with an expensive plan to develop a national missile defense system, even as the United States reaffirmed plans to field antimissile technology in its NATO ally, Agence France-Presse reported.
The Polish Defense Ministry in the coming years is planning for annual missile defense expenditures of between close to $283 million and over $502 million, according to an article in last week's Rzeczpospolita.
WASHINGTON -- Poland’s recently expressed interest in acquiring an independent capability to counter theater-level missile attacks has much to do with insecurities over whether the United States, with all of its competing priorities, can reliably be counted on to defend Polish interests, issue experts and former diplomats said.
Russia on Tuesday renewed a threat to field short-range Iskander ballistic missiles in an exclave that borders NATO territory against a backdrop of continuing disagreements over a developing missile shield in Europe, RIA Novosti reported.