Russia says U.S. missiles in Poland no help to security (2)

15:05, May 26, 2010      

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Washington and Warsaw signed the Status of Forces Agreement last December, laying out the terms for the deployment of Patriot missiles.

In line with the rotation plan, American soldiers will be exchanged on the quarterly basis. Training of Polish soldiers will last 30 days and will be attended by some 100-150 American soldiers.

A base of Patriot battery is to be deployed first temporarily in Poland and later permanently. In the future, Poland will also host a base of SM-3 missiles, part of the ballistic defense system.

Poland said the choice of site was because of local infrastructure of fine quality that can provide sufficient technical support for the U.S. armed forces, rather than strategic consideration.

Source: Xinhua


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