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U.S. congressmen reduce missile shield spending

U.S. congressmen reduce missile shield spending
The U.S. House of Representatives has halved next year's funding for the U.S. anti-missile defence project in Eastern Europe. Early on Sunday, the House approved a $US 460 BLN budget for the Defence Department in 2008.

The Bush administration requested $US 310 MLN for the project, which includes a missile interceptor site in Poland and a radar base in the Czech Republic, but the bill only allows for 55% of that.

The controversial project has caused heated debates in Eastern Europe and is strongly opposed by Moscow, which says it poses a threat to its national security.

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