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Poland and U.S. reach missile shield deal

Poland and the United States have signed a deal to place parts of the American missile shield on Polish soil. The Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk says the reached agreement will see ten interceptor missiles based in th

The deal has been reached after more than eighteen months of negotiations between the two countries.

The U.S. had already signed a pact last month to build a tracking radar in the Czech Republic.

Russia is strongly opposed to the plans, saying the U.S. shield is a threat to its national security.

George Friedman from political intelligence analysts Stratfor, in an interview with RT said the U.S. will use the South Ossetian conflict as proof that this missile defence system is needed in Europe (full story).

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