US expected to shelve Euro missile defense planSubmitted by Jim Brown on Thu, 09/17/2009 - 08:46
I'm going to give Obama a point for this decision. Neo-Con Bill Kristol's head just exploded!
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is shelving a European missile defense plan that has been a major irritant in relations with Russia, a U.S. ally said Thursday. The Pentagon confirmed a "major adjustment" is planned.
Jan Fischer, the prime minister of the Czech Republic, one of two countries where the system was to be built, told reporters that Obama phoned him overnight to say "his government is pulling out of plans to build a missile defense radar on Czech territory."