Wednesday, December 17, 2008

UAE to deploy 'missile shield'

"...The THAAD system deployed by the Emirates will become the very first such system to be operated by non-American personnel; other similar systems are already operational in Poland and Israel, but are operated by U.S. military personnel. The Emirati system will be under full Emirati control. The most likely threat on the UAE will emanate from Iran; accordingly, a number of Gulf countries are considering joining the Gulf equivalent of NORAD..."

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