Poland Missile Defense
Why are the Poland Missile Defense Installations Critical Right Now?
The 10 U.S. made Poland missile defense installations are critical right now because of the aggressive actions of Iran in their development of a nuclear weapon. Not only is Iran developing a nuclear weapon, they are advancing in their technology of ballistic missiles with North Korea's help. These Iranian ballistic missiles will be able to reach targets far into Europe and potentially the Eastern coasts of the United States. The 10 Poland missile defense sites along with the radar site in the Czech Republic will be the only line of defense against an Iranian nuclear attack.
Another reason Poland missile defense installations are so critical relates to Russia. It is not a secret that Russia has been highly opposed to any U.S. missile defense sites in Europe. They know that those sites are only defensive sites, but they want to try to keep control over their neighboring countries and bully them into doing what they desire. Russia's miscalculation in their invasion of Georgia sent a signal to all European countries that Russia is still trying to act like the former Soviet Union in how they treat their neighbors. That message was received perfectly from Poland, and now, they are moving ahead with plans to implement the 10 missile defense sites. European countries once dominated by the Soviet Union are now realizing what is in their best interest, and it doesn't involve bullying from Russia.
Find out more about the Poland missile defense plans in the article, . Poland and the Czech Republic are just the first two of many European countries that have had enough of Russia's threats and are beginning to seek out directions that are in their own best interests.