America will be announced at the NATO summit European anti-missile system with the transition ability
White House National Security Council Senior Director for European Affairs Elizabeth Sherwood – Randall April 30 said the United States in NATO Chicago Summit held in May, announced the deployment of a missile defense system in Europe already have transitional capacity.
Sherwood – Randall the day of the summit in the Research Center for Strategic and International hair on the outside, said U.S. President Barack Obama phased missile defense system deployed in Europe has completed the first phase the radar deployment in Turkey, deployed in the Mediterranean sea-based Aegis anti-missile weapon system, and to do related work and has begun the second phase of deployment.
She said that the U.S. intends to announced that the European missile defense system has the ability to transition, which means that when there is a need, the United States under the NATO-led deployment to the European anti-missile facilities in the Chicago Summit.
In addition, the summit will also consider the leaders of NATO member states on the Lisbon summit in 2010 made at the request of “deterrence and defense posture report. Sherwood – Randall said, this report will determine NATO needs to maintain what proportion of nuclear weapons, conventional weapons and anti-missile capability, to deal with the security challenges of the 21st century, the United States that the report in the Chicago Summit approval.
NATO summit will be held May 20 to 21, held at Chicago, Sherwood – Randall said the summit, the NATO military action in Afghanistan, the future of NATO defense and to attract the partner countries involved in NATO operations will be three major topics.
U.S. President Barack Obama announced in September 2009, to abandon plans to build a missile defense base in Eastern Europe, and instead launched a “phased, more focused and operational, more efficient anti-missile system deployment. This program is divided into four phases, the first stage is done in Europe before the end of 2011 to deploy sea-based Aegis anti-missile weapon system and sensor devices to cope with the existing missile threat. November 2010 Lisbon Summit, NATO leaders decided to establish a European missile defense system, and connected to the U.S. and European defense system. According to the plan, the system is implemented in phases between 2011-2020, after the completion of long-range and intercontinental ballistic missile capable of intercepting. (Reporter Wang Fengfeng)