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U.S. mulls radar placement in Caucasus, other parts of Europe 22:27 | 19/ 04/ 2007

BRUSSELS, April 19 [2007] (RIA Novosti) - U.S. missile defense radars could be placed not only in Caucasus, but in other parts of Europe, the director of the U.S. missile defense program said Thursday.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Henry Obering III said at a news conference in Brussels that the United States could place a mobile radar station in the Caucasus region and several stationary radars in other regions in Europe in the next few years.

He said the entire U.S. radar network should ultimately cover Central Europe, Italy, Greece and Turkey.

Speaking at the same news conference, U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Eric Edelman said Washington could finalize talks with potential partners over the placement of elements of the U.S. missile defense system on their territory by the fall of 2007.

He also stressed that the U.S. would be willing to cooperate with Russia on a whole range of missile defense issues because the missile threat posed a common concern.

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