US invites Russia to measure missile-defense test

WASHINGTON - The United States hasinvited Russia to use its own radars and other sensors to sizeup one or more US missile-defense flight tests as part of anew push to persuade Moscow that the system poses it no threat,a Pentagon official said on Tuesday.

The idea is to let Russia measure for itself theperformance of US interceptor missiles being deployed in andaround Europe in what Washington says is a layered shieldagainst missiles that could be fired by countries like Iran.

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