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Pershing II Missile
December 1983 4 years
Pershing II Missiles Deployed in West Germany

Due to Soviet deployment of the SS-20 missile in East Germany and Eastern Europe, NATO decided in December 1979 to accept the new US Pershing II missile system. Despite political pressure and mass protests in Western Europe, the first missile battery became operational in December 1983, with all 108 missiles deployed by December 1985. Eventually the missiles were removed under the terms of the INF Treaty signed in December 1987. All missiles were withdrawn between October 1988 and December 1989.

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