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U.S. Offer Of Early Warning Center Called 'Consolation Prize'

June 10 2011

Czech Republic

Defense Minister Alexander Vondra has indicated that the Czech Republic is not satisfied with a planned role to host an early warning center with NATO's missile defense system, reports the Czech News Agency.

The Obama administration has offered Prague the warning center in place of a radar site under European missile defense plans made by President George W. Bush.

The project's current shape and importance was likened to a "consolation prize" by the minister.

The center...

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