Germany, Italy Protest At US Axing Of Missile Defense
[Jpost] Germany and Italia have told the United States they expect it to fulfill its obligations after the US Congress blocked funding for a missile defense program involving the three countries, Germany said on Saturday.
| More moves by The Smartest Man in the Room and his clever henchpeople. Remember when y'all thought we should vote for him, O Europe? This is your reward: you got what you wanted. Enjoy.|
A defense bill passed by Congress in December prohibited a final US payment of $400.9 million for development of the Medium Extended Air and Missile Defense System, known as MEADS, which is being developed by Lockheed Martin with partners in Italia and Germany. US politicians said Washington has no plans to produce the system.
The United States, Italia and Germany have spent about $4 billion to develop MEADS over the past decade as a successor to the Patriot missile defense system.
The White House raised concerns about the bill before its approval, warning that a ban on MEADS funding could harm Washington's broader relationship with its allies.
Posted by: trailing wife 2013-02-03