Press: US looking into housing entire missile defence system in Czech Republic

17-04-2008

The United States is investigating the possibility of situating interceptor missiles on Czech soil instead of in neighbouring Poland, writes the Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza on Thursday. The US originally wanted to build an anti-missile defence shield in both Poland and the Czech Republic, with the Czechs set to house a radar tracking device, and the Poles the corresponding interceptor missiles. But, according to the Polish newspaper, US negotiations have stalled in Warsaw, and now America is investigating the possibility of housing the entire anti-missile system in the Czech Republic. The paper writes that Prague has not ruled out housing the entire system, but has voiced its preference to play host to the radar base alone.