Thursday, February 5, 2009

It is time for another round-up of reading

First some articles concerning our good old European GMD base:
U.S. eager to search dialogue with Russia on missile defense
• While some say that Russia offers Obama olive branch on missiles other media reports that Russia denies missile suspension. The Warsaw Business Journal brings it to the point: Conflicting rumors surround Kaliningrad missiles
Russia says missile threat [to deploy its Iskander missiles] stands, only as response
Czech minister hails freezing of Russian missile plans
Poles, Czechs wary on Russia missile move, eye Obama
Czech adamant on missile shield referendum
Czech lawmakers postpone missile defense vote
Rethinking U.S. missile defense: “Between 1985 and 2008, America has spent $116 billion on missile defense, with an additional $50 billion envisioned over the next six years”. Taken together, this incredibly big sum makes up more than one fourth of the U.S. package intended to bring up the economy back up to its feet. And it was spent for a project which is “an expensive insurance policy whose payoff remains doubtful”
Missile shield could boost U.S.-Russia ties
German Foreign Minister Steinmeier seeks U.S. missile defense shift

And here something on the itsy bitsy rest of the world:
Iran says 'self-sufficient' in missile production
Iran's slow but sure missile advance
India rushes to buy anti-tank missiles
Failed test and rocketing costs: Army says no to BrahMos missile
Second phase of BrahMos missile program to be launched Feb 10
India lags behind Pakistan in missiles (an Indian perspective)
Pakistan surges well ahead of India in missile technology (from a Pakistani viewpoint)
Russian space agency to support Bulava project
Russia boosts targeting tech for Iskander missiles
Russia wants new START and BMD bases scrapped
DPRK space ambitions raise missile concerns, analyst warns
DPRK set to test long-range missile as tension rises in region
China will create a versatile missile force
Missile Defense in Japan

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