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Press Conference with Lieutenant General Henry Obering Regarding U.S. Missile Defense in Berlin, Germany [March 15, 2007]   [open pdf - 164KB]

In this press conference held in Germany in 2007, Lieutenant General Henry Obering provides context and background on the proposed U.S. missile defense system in Poland and Czech Republic, including the reasons the system is necessary, reassurances that system is purely defensive with no offensive capabilities, and a brief discussion on the Russian reaction. Questions posed by the audience following Obering's briefing address the following topics: the disagreement between academic experts and policy makers on long term threats, the reliability of the system and possible debris, the areas that will be protected by the system, the possibility of incorporating the system into NATO, the difficulties with Russia, alternative locations for the radar and interceptors, deterrence strategy, and expectations of the negotiations with the Czech Republic and Poland.

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2007-03-15
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U.S. Department of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs: http://www.state.gov/p/eur/
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