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US officials say missiles apparently in E. Germany

Defense officials said Thursday there are signs the Soviet Union has begun deploying SS-22 medium-range missiles in East Germany in retaliation for NATO's deployment of Pershing II and cruise missiles.

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If so, it would be the first time this type of missile has been deployed outside the Soviet Union. The move would extend the reach of medium-range missiles as far west as Britain and south to Italy.

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