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Poland ready to accept new US missile defense deal

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland's prime minister says his country is ready to participate in a reconfigured U.S. missile defense shield.

Donald Tusk said Tuesday that Poland views the Obama administration's "new configuration" for missile defense as "very interesting, necessary, and we are ready at the appropriate scale to participate."

The Obama administration's reconfigured system would put the U.S. Navy's Standard Missile-3 in Poland. The Pentagon says the anti-ballistic missile is the most technically advanced and cost-effective way to counter Iran's anticipated arsenal.

The U.S. scrapped a Bush-era missile defense system that would have put 10 missile interceptors in Poland and a radar base in the Czech Republic to intercept long-range missiles.


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