Moscow’s missile standoff

Last updated 30 Jun 15 @ 14:38 |
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Anthony Tucker-Jones reports on Nato’s highly controversial missile shield that is fuelling fears of escalating confrontation with Russia


There is an old saying that history has a nasty habit of repeating itself. In the early 1960s, the US stationed missiles in Turkey; in retaliation, the Soviet Union deployed them into the Caribbean sparking the infamous Cuban Missile crisis. Over the past six months, news that US missiles are once again bound for Turkey as well as Eastern Europe has sparked another missile crisis.

Against the backdrop of ongoing tensions over Ukraine, alarmists have been claiming that Europe . . .

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