House Republicans Propose Up-Arming Missile Defenses In Europe

By Sebastian Sprenger / April 22, 2015 at 4:53 PM
U.S. missile defense capabilities in Europe stand to get a significant boost if a proposal by members of the House Armed Services Committee is adopted in next year's defense authorization bill. Legislation unveiled April 22 by the Republican-led strategic forces subcommittee requires the Pentagon to “ensure” that a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery is available for deployment to the continent either temporarily or permanently -- that is, unless the equipment is needed at another combatant command. Against the backdrop...

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