Obama Announces New Plan

Obama has rejected the Bush plan to put high-speed interceptors in Poland and a radar system in the Czech Republic in favor of a shield intended to better protect Europe from short- and medium-range Iranian missiles. A larger number of less expensive, slower interceptors would be deployed on ships in the Mediterranean and North seas, and the radar would be moved farther south. Later, interceptors would be based on land, too, perhaps in Poland and the Czech Republic, and replaced with faster, more advanced versions.

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