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This is what happens when we let the ineligible Marxist, Commander-and-Chief and Russian lapdog appoint the George Soro's man who has a record of wanting to disarm America. This is a traitorous act.
Maybe this is at least part of what Obama meant when he told Medvedev that after the election he would more flexibility" to deal with contentious issues like missile defense after the U.S. presidential election. - W.E.
Newly appointed U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the U.S. would scrap part of its European missile defense shield, which has faced the biggest opposition from Russia.
The U.S. intends to cancel the fourth phase of the missile defense system, which can in theory shoot down some Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles. The first three phases, which target medium- and short-range missiles, will remain intact.
Hagel, who made his announcement at a Pentagon news conference Friday, said that instead of deploying SM-3 IIB land-based missiles in Poland, the U.S. will put 14 ground-based interceptors (GBIs) in Alaska by 2017.
The cost of the new deployment will amount to $1 billion, The Associated Press reported, citing U.S. Officials. U.S. authorities also said no interceptors would be deployed to Romania, another planned site.
Hagel said the decision was made due to military funding cuts and a potential threat from North Korea. The totalitarian country has announced recently that it had cancelled a peace treaty with South Korea, a U.S. ally.
Hagel said that, by deploying additional interceptors in Alaska, the U.S. "will be able to add protection against missiles from Iran sooner while also providing additional protection against the North Korean threat," BBC reported.
A U.S. official told Itar-Tass on Sunday that the U.S. had informed Russia about its missile defense plans after Hagel's announcement. He spoke on condition of anonymity.
Meanwhile, Pentagon spokesman George Little told The New York Times on Saturday that Hagel's announcement was "in no way about Russia."