Missile Warning Center Could Be Ready in 2002 if U.S., Russia Move Forward Now

By Adam J. Hebert / September 5, 2001 at 5:00 AM
A joint U.S.-Russian early warning center in Moscow could be up and running by late next year if recent negotiating progress ends an impasse over taxes and contract liability within a couple of months, according to a Defense Department official working the issue. Russian refusal to exempt U.S. equipment imported for the center from Russian taxes "and other garbage" has slowed work on the Joint Data Exchange Center (JDEC) outside central Moscow, but recent talks have shown Russian willingness to...

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