Poland Missile Defense System
Now It Seems a Poland Missile Defense System is a Matter of Time
At times during 2008, it appeared as though the U.S. and Poland might not make a deal surrounding the ten Poland missile defense systems to be place throughout the country. However, Russia's aggressive actions toward Georgia have convinced Poland that they needed to take the steps necessary to secure the missile defense systems immediately. For too many years, Russia has been the bully of its neighbors, and has asserted its own will over its neighboring countries. Despite threats by Russia to aim some of its nuclear missiles toward Poland, the plan to implement the ten Poland missile defense systems is moving forward.
The main objective of the Poland missile defense systems is not to protect against a Russian threat, although it would do this to some degree. Rather, it is being put in place to protect U.S. allies and Western Europe from a nuclear missile threat from the Middle East, primarily Iran. Iran has been working to secure the technology to develop its own nuclear weapons. Every indication is that if Iran does succeed in getting nuclear weapons, their intention is to use them. Israel is one of the first targets according to their own President. The Poland missile defense systems would be able to eliminate a nuclear threat from Iran.
For more on the Polish - U.S. missile defense deal, read the article, . It is an important first step in securing European countries against rogue nuclear missile threats. The eventual goal would be missile defense installations around the world that are instantly ready to eliminate any nuclear missile threats from any nation.