European missile defense: Can a European missile defense system avoid causing an arms race?

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  • Russia Builds Up Missiles Too

    The European missile defense system is designed to destroy any ICBMs launched from Russia. Although Russia isn't the Soviet threat it used to be, the country is a wild card on the world stage as it sides with China on several issues and has backed Iran. If Europe gets a missile defense system, Russia will build up some kind of military hardware on its side of the border as well.

  • European missile defense would not avoid an arms race

    European countries would consider missile defense systems in other countries a threat to their own security. They might counteract this threat by ramping up their own defense systems. The NATO defense systems are already considered a threat by the Soviets and they are moving their defenses closer to the EU in response.

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