Dr. Gh. Florin GHEŢĂU*
Abstract. The missile defense system, planned by the US, in Europe, in order to protect allies from this region against the danger posed by the Iranian ballistic missiles, has generated much controversy issued especially by Russia’s firm opposition to the project. Despite claims from Moscow, this project does not destroy the strategic balance between Russia and the US and is not a threat to Russia. The Russian Federation has numerous modern missiles and its own missile defense system. It is thought that once the problem of the Iranian nuclear program is resolved, the shield is useless. On the contrary, Iran continues to develop ballistic missiles and the debate whether it is in Iran’s own interest to attack Europe is irrelevant, but what matters is if it has the capacity to do so. And undoubtedly it has that capacity – which needs to be neutralized by anti-missile system, because history is unpredictable.
Key words: USA, Russian Federation, Iran, Deveselu missile defense system, strategic balance
* Profesor doctor, Şcoala Gimnazială nr. 3, Lupeni