15 May '12, 5pm

“@melyrind: DoD press release on the missile shield's phase 1 operability: #NATO”

“@melyrind: DoD press release on the missile shield's phase 1 operability: #NATO”

Progress Continues Toward NATO Missile Defense System By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service STUTTGART, Germany, May 15, 2012 – The United States will announce at next week’s NATO summit in Chicago that the new missile defense system in Europe has reached interim operational capability, the alliance’s supreme allied commander for Europe said. Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey departs Naval Station Norfolk, Va., to provide the first ballistic missile defense under the European Phased Adaptive Approach, March 7, 2011. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Julie Matyascik (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “We will announce the interim operational capability of that system, which will begin to protect our European partners from the threat of ballistic missiles,” Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis said...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=116339

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