US Europe missile plan shelved

Mr Obama decided to deploy land- and sea-based system rather than the one agreed between the Bush administration and Poland and the Czech Republic. Nevertheless, the Defence Secretary Robert Gates “stressed the US was not abandoning missile defence of Europe [and] negotiations were under way with both nations about deploying upgraded SM-3 interceptors from 2015.”
BBC: Obama shelves Europe missile plan
Possibly this is the better way to treat the Iran danger; but I would still prefer it if he didn’t use the phrase “proven and cost-effective” three times within the scope of 2 minutes 10 seconds…

 

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