The White House will shelve Bush administration plans to build a missile-defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic, according to people familiar with the matter, a move likely to cheer Moscow and roil the security debate in Europe.
The U.S. will base its decision on a determination that Iran’s long-range missile program has not progressed as rapidly as previously estimated, reducing the threat to the continental U.S. and major European capitals.
- Russia criticizes new U.S. missile defence plans (reuters.com)
- You: U.S. nears key step in European defense shield against Iranian missiles (washingtonpost.com)
- Czech PM: US want to place missile defense warning center in Czech Republic (foxnews.com)