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Joint Statement on the U.S.-Poland Ballistic Missile Defense Agreement


Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 15, 2011

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The United States and Poland are pleased to jointly announce that the Ballistic Missile Defense Agreement of 2008 and its Amending Protocol of 2010 on deployment of the land-based SM-3 system within Poland has entered into force, effective September 15, 2011. The U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense system will be located at Redzikowo Base as a part of the European Phased Adaptive Approach to missile defense in the 2018 timeframe. This base represents a significant contribution by our two nations to a future NATO missile defense capability.



PRN: 2011/1497

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