Does Europe's Aster Missile Defense Beat out America's Patriot Missiles?
The National Interest -

Sebastien Roblin

Technology, Europe

How do they stack up?

Key point: Europe may be behind in higher-level missile defense, but its Aster system is actually similar to the Patriot missile battery. The question is whether European states can successfully build on that system.

Ballistic missiles are making a comeback in the twenty-first century because they give countries like China, Iran, North Korea and Russia the ability to strike targets hundreds or thousands of miles away without having to...

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