Friday, 20 February 2009

Gates Signals Missile Defence Delay to Poles

As NATO Monitor suggested yesterday, Reuters is now reporting that US Defense Secretary Roberts Gates asked his Polish colleagues for patience on missile defence, and said that the Obama administration is reviewing the project. This is in strong contrast to the Bush administration, which was trying to push the project through as fast as possible.

Reuters says that during the NATO ministerial gates had spoken with his Polish colleague Bogdan Klich and told him of the delay.

Some members of Congress, including influential Democrat Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-CA) - the chair of the Strategic Forces sub-committee of the House Armed Services Committee - have suggested that they may cut the mid-course BMD system because it doesn't work and cannot be seen as cost-effective.

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