May 11, 2016: Ambassador Douglas Lute and Assistant Secretary Frank Rose on Romanian BMD Site

Ambassador Douglas Lute, U.S. Ambassador to NATO  Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose, Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Romanian State Secretary Daniel Ionită, Strategic Affairs May 11, 2016 Bucharest Moderator:  We have a very prestigious panel.  I would like to begin with our host, Romanian State Secretary for Strategic Affairs, Daniel Ionită.  You’ll find his bio in your packets, ...
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NATO Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD): Myth vs. Fact

Proliferation of ballistic missiles poses an increasing threat to Allied populations, territory and deployed forces. Over 30 countries have, or are acquiring, ballistic missile technology that could eventually be used to carry not just conventional warheads, but also weapons of mass destruction. The proliferation of these capabilities does not necessarily mean there is an immediate ...
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US Contribution Helps Move NATO Missile Defense Forward

The U.S. is making major strides with Allies to advance NATO’s critical missile defense capability. The European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) has made important progress over the past six years, according to Frank Rose, Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance. The first Aegis ashore site in Deveselu, Romania made its technical ...
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USS Ross Successfully Intercepts Ballistic Missile Target During Coalition Test

From U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) — USS Ross (DDG 71) successfully intercepted a ballistic missile in the North Atlantic Ocean during the Maritime Theater Missile Defense (MTMD) Forum’s At Sea Demonstration (ASD) Oct. 20, 2015. This is first time a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IA guided interceptor ...
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NATO Ballistic Missile Defense Capabilities

April 17, 2015 Ambassador Douglas Lute, Op-Ed This month, the United States will deliver a 9,000-ton boost to the ballistic missile defense (BMD) capabilities of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). With the arrival of the USS Porter, the third U.S. BMD-capable Aegis ship to be home-ported in Spain, the U.S. continues to meet its ...
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