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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Nuclear-Missile Shield Peter Spiegel, The Wall Street Journal

Nuclear-Missile Shield
Peter Spiegel, The Wall Street Journal
ObamaThe White House is scrapping a Bush-era plan for an Eastern European missile-defense shield, saying a redesigned defensive system would be cheaper, quicker and more effective against the threat from Iranian missiles.

"After an extensive process, I have approved the unanimous recommendations of my secretary of defense and my joint chiefs of staff to strengthen America's defenses against ballistic-missile attack," President Barack Obama said in an announcement Thursday morning.
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* George Perkovich: Obama Made the Right Move

* Moscow Welcomes News on Missile Shield, Sees No Concessions in Return

* NATO Chief Hails Missile Defense "Positive Step"

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