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Analysis

Shields up: US expands missile defence into Europe and Asia

The first US Navy ship capable of tracking and shooting down ballistic missiles recently arrived in Spain, just one part of a huge jigsaw of radars and missiles spread across Europe to protect its citizens from rogue states such as Iran and North Korea. We look at the evolution of NATO’s Ballistic Missile Defence programme and how threats in Asia may be diverting attention away from Europe.

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