Thursday, September 15, 2011

U.S.-Poland Ballistic Missile Defense Agreement

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 15, 2011

The United States and Poland are pleased to jointly announce that the Ballistic Missile Defense Agreement of 2008 and its Amending Protocol of 2010 on deployment of the land-based SM-3 system within Poland has entered into force, effective September 15, 2011. The U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense system will be located at Redzikowo Base as a part of the European Phased Adaptive Approach to missile defense in the 2018 timeframe. This base represents a significant contribution by our two nations to a future NATO missile defense capability.

Note: Poland has come a long way since it became a Soviet Union puppet state folloeing World War II, especially after the fall of the USSR.

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