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Friday, November 19, 2010

NATO Approves Europe Missile Defense Plan -- Voice of America

Leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have approved U.S. President Barack Obama's proposal for a new, expanded missile defense system for Europe. The agreement is a victory for the president, after a series of foreign policy setbacks.

President Obama says Friday's approval by NATO's main decision-making body, the North Atlantic Council, will make Europe and the world more secure. "For the first time, we have agreed to develop missile defense capability that is strong enough to cover all NATO European populations, as well as the United States," he said.

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Obama: NATO to erect missile shield for Europe -- Yahoo News/AP
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Obama: Missile defence shield for all Nato members -- BBC
NATO agrees to build missile defense shield -- Reuters
Obama announces U.S.-NATO deal on missile defense shield -- L.A. Times
NATO agrees on missile defense system for most of Europe, the U.S. -- CNN
President Obama pushes START, missile defense, at NATO Summit -- ABC News
Nato reaches missile shield deal -- Al Jazeera
Nato plans to build ballistic missile defence shield in face of scepticism -- The Telegraph
BACKGROUND: Missile defence: NATO's system -- M&C
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