Obama abruptly canceled a long-planned missile shield for Eastern Europe on Thursday, replacing a Bush-era project that was bitterly opposed by Russia with a plan he contended would better defend against a growing threat of Iranian missiles. The United States will no longer seek to erect a missile base and radar site in Poland and the Czech Republic, poised at Russia's hemline. That change is bound to please the Russians, but Europe is not the issue. The issue is keeping a larger missile defense system; one that can pre-empt missiles headed for our Eastern Seaboard, and also give advance warning. It's also about keeping trust with our allies who have been faithful.
Some reporters in the media have apparently not got it. The missile shield was NOT for Eastern Europe it WAS FOR the USA. It was to counter a, possibly near, future attack by Iranian ICBM's on the USA. The trajectory for ICBM's from Iran and heading for the USA would pass over Eastern Europe.
Is it coincidence that Russia announced that it would meet with General Electric (MSNBC) shortly there after? This man is selling us out. Started with Clinton selling out to China, now Zero with Russia.