Jun 28. (AP) -- A top US missile defense official has warned that the ballistic threat from Iran
and North Korea was rapidly growing and defended Washington's plans to base parts of its anti-missile
shield program in Central Europe. But NATO called for more evaluation of the potential danger,
saying there was "no assessment of the immediacy of that threat to NATO and Europe."
Washington is in talks with Poland on the deployment of 10 interceptor
missiles in the country, and with the Czech Republic on a radar base. The
U.S. says the two sites are need to supplement bases in Alaska and
California and create a network to defend Europe and North America from a
potential attack by Iran or North Korea.