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NATO´s new missile defense shield

The European Sky Shield Initiative

October 2022

In the wake of Russia's aggression in Ukraine, NATO countries continue to strengthen military cooperation among themselves. Fourteen Atlantic Alliance countries, plus future NATO member Finland and led by Germany, announced the past 13th of October an agreement to jointly develop a new missile defense shield to cover the northern European continent.

This missile defense shield, negotiated over several months mainly by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and dubbed the "European Sky Shield Initiative", will link German, American and possibly also Israeli systems. Partly for this reason, France has decided to stay out of the project, always believing that European sovereignty should come first.


  1. Introduction

  2. The importance of this defense shield today

  3. Spain’s absence from the defense shield

  4. Conclusion

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