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Spain has provided the US with a rota base to deploy elements of the US missile defense system.

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Spain has provided the US with a rota base to deploy elements of the US missile defense system.Spain officially provided the US with the Roth / Cadiz naval base in the south of the country / for deploying elements of the US missile defense system. The corresponding treaty was signed today by the defense ministers of the two countries, Pedro Morenés and Leon Panetta, at the NATO meeting in Brussels.

“I am grateful to Spain for this decision,” Panetta stressed. “This strengthens not only missile defense in Europe, but also relations between NATO countries aimed at ensuring security throughout the world.”

The agreement gives the right to deploy four destroyers equipped with the Aeges anti-ballistic missile system, as well as US military 2013, from the 1400 year of the year. These forces will form part of the shield against the threat of a rocket attack from Iran or North Korea. In addition, US ships as a permanent group of NATO will participate in various exercises and maneuvers, and, if necessary, be used as part of a rapid response.

Providing the US military base with Roth will also bring Spain a considerable economic benefit. The initial investment in the infrastructure of the base will be 5-6 million euros. In addition, the accommodation of military personnel and their families, as well as the provision of various services to them, according to preliminary estimates, will cost Washington 60 million euros annually.

Spain decided to join the US missile defense system in October 2011, when the Spanish Socialist Workers Party headed by Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero was in power. But in order to provide the US military base to Madrid and Washington, it was necessary to make some changes to the bilateral agreement on the defense of 1988 of the year, the development of the amendments and their approval by the government of Mariano Rajoy left the whole year.
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  1. NAV-STAR
    NAV-STAR 11 October 2012 10: 58
    +3
    Soon, the Spaniards and their mother will provide the United States, they do not live by any means.
  2. nycsson
    nycsson 11 October 2012 11: 03
    +2
    Well! The United States weaves a web of missile defense around the globe! And we all sleep in the yoke, we are reforming the army, reducing it! fool
  3. timhelmet
    timhelmet 11 October 2012 11: 08
    +1
    Spaniards are corrupt Latinos!
    For a penny, their mother will be sold.
    As these Europeans became robots, there was nothing sacred in them. MONEY and only money. Mde ...
    1. Igorboss16
      Igorboss16 11 October 2012 15: 51
      0
      I can say that their government is definitely corrupt and there is always no wine population suffering, this is a lot of dough
    2. Marine One
      Marine One 11 October 2012 17: 33
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      Sir, please specify, are Tajiks also corrupt robots? And the Ukrainians? And Ossetians? And the Kyrgyz? What about Azerbaijanis? And the Syrians, too, nothing sacred left? And the Kazakhs with Baikonur? There are absolutely, absolutely honest people left. I am sad.
  4. Che
    Che 11 October 2012 11: 18
    0
    God forbid Amers tear and die. There are new targets for our missiles in Spain.
    1. Sleptsoff
      Sleptsoff 11 October 2012 17: 26
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      So this is all calculated, part of our missiles pulls Europe onto themselves and, if possible, intercepts them. Another part of the first wave of missiles will fly to the United States, but they will most likely be intercepted because there will be not so many of them since the strike is not targeted, and for now we will prepare the second wave of a nuclear attack, the amers will destroy our key positions by the first wave. For their part, they are doing everything right.
  5. JonnyT
    JonnyT 11 October 2012 11: 20
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    In the south of Spain ????? From whom will this pro be protected? From Somali pirates? ....... Another hotbed of the United States tovskoy abomination appeared in Europe, another target in the Strategic Missile Forces of the Russian Federation
  6. maxon109
    maxon109 11 October 2012 11: 25
    0
    And yet they are afraid of us
    1. Karabin
      Karabin 11 October 2012 18: 22
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      Quote: maxon109
      And yet they are afraid of us

      While afraid.
  7. Ruslan67
    Ruslan67 11 October 2012 14: 17
    +1
    the more they come across this junk around the world, the more difficult it will be to manage and there will be zero practical use, so the flag
  8. Kyrgyz
    Kyrgyz 11 October 2012 14: 37
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    It is unlikely that there is a trajectory of our BRs or submarine routes, and the United States in Spain is unlikely to have any influence on Russian affairs, these are more likely internal Euro-American graters
  9. Karabin
    Karabin 11 October 2012 18: 49
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    Do not underestimate the deployment of missile defense elements. If while the missile defense is not able to cover our missiles, is there a 100% guarantee in this for the future? I think not, because of the ongoing process and some progress in the development, testing and deployment of elements. What is being done in our country to develop missile defense systems? I think that nothing, otherwise Rogozin would have promised by 2020. We count on the stock of invulnerability of what we have. But technology does not stand still, sooner or later the supply will run out.