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Rice: Missile defense in Poland needed to block missiles from Iran, North Korea.

By Satyam Khanna on August 21, 2008 at 5:50 pm

"Rice: Missile defense in Poland needed to block missiles from Iran, North Korea."


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Over at Attackerman, Spencer Ackerman notes that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said today that the U.S. is constructing a missile defense shield in Poland to protect from “long-rang missile threats” from Iran and North Korea, not Russia:

This is an agreement that, of course, will establish a missile defense site here in Poland, a missile defense site that will help us to deal with the new threat to the 21st century of long-range missile threats from countries like Iran or from North Korea.

As Ackerman notes, North Korean missiles cannot reach Poland, and “even if they someday could, they never never would; and Iranian antipathy to the Poles does not exist.” Yglesias has more.

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