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U.S. Tests New Interceptor Missile For NATO System Deployment

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After Wednesday's launch, Missile Defense Agency spokesman Richard Lehner announced that production of the new SM-3 model will begin in the autumn.

Two days following the test, the head of Russia's military, General Nikolai Makarov, stated that talks between his nation and the U.S. on the latter's European interceptor missile system have gone nowhere, as Washington refuses to provide Russia with guarantees that the system will not be aimed against it. In Makarov's words, "The work of experts continues, but no progress has been made."

Early last month the above general, chief of the Russian general staff, in speaking of the U.S.-NATO missile system warned that "A decision to use destructive force pre-emptively will be taken if the situation worsens."

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Rick Rozoff has been involved in anti-war and anti-interventionist work in various capacities for forty years. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. Is the manager of the Stop NATO international email list at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stopnato/
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