Senate panel open to adding BMD ships to Mediterranean fleet

By Jason Sherman / June 16, 2020 at 11:38 AM
A key Senate panel wants more information from the Navy and U.S. European Command on a gambit to significantly increase the size of the sea-based, ballistic missile defense fleet in the Mediterranean in order to improve command and control and better defend all of Europe from potential Iranian ballistic missile threats. The Senate Armed Services Committee in its mark of the fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill is recommending a provision requiring the chief of naval operations and the EUCOM...

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