November 05, 2008
Russia Announces Missile Deployment Targeting U.S. Installations
(Moscow, Russia) Around the same time that it became clear Barack Obama would be the next President of the United States, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev announced plans for Russian deployment of a new missile system on the EU border.
The stretch of Baltic coastline between Poland and Lithuania known as Kaliningrad will have missile installations and radar jamming equipment to neutralize proposed American missile shield sites in Poland and the Czech Republic.
In a blistering 90-minute speech broadcast live on radio and television, Medvedev blamed the U.S. for acting unilaterally, arrogantly and selfishly. The war in Georgia was a result of U.S. arrogance, Medvedev said. (more)