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# Senior U.S. administration official confirms U.S. has scrapped missile plan
# Key elements were to have been located in Poland, Czech Republic
# Decision likely to appease Russia which had fiercely opposed the plans
# Plan proposed by Bush adminstration, has been under review by Obama
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Obama administration will scrap the controversial missile defense shield program in Eastern Europe, a senior administration official confirmed to CNN Thursday.
The U.S. has been testing the ability of ground-based interceptor missiles to hit long-range ballistic missiles.
The comment followed similar statements from officials in Poland and the Czech Republic -- where key elements of the system were to be located -- but was the first confirmation from an American official.
Vice President Joe Biden
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