Rasmussen:  European missile defense needs independent Russian and NATO systems

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

From RIA Novosti:  NATO’s vision for European missile defense is two independent, but coordinated systems, the alliance’s secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said on Wednesday.

"By exchanging information we share a bigger, wider picture of the skies above Europe. By developing potential synergy between two systems we would improve the protection of the allied and Russian territories," Rasmussen said, adding that by having two independent systems, Russia and NATO states would avoid outsourcing their security to one another.  (photo: Sergei Guneev/RIA Novosti)

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