DOD, NATO exploring expanded mission for Aegis Ashore sites in Europe: countering Russia

By Jason Sherman / April 18, 2023 at 6:18 PM
Defense Department and NATO policymakers are considering expanding the mission of Aegis Ashore sites in Europe -- originally established to counter Iranian ballistic missile threats -- to also defend the continent from Russian air attacks in the wake of Moscow's blistering ballistic, cruise and hypersonic missile attacks against Ukraine over the last year. John Hill, deputy assistant secretary of defense for space and missile defense, told the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee April 18 that the year-long war in...

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