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The administration yanks
a missile that upset Russia

Washington Post, by Editorial

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 3/20/2013 5:28:41 AM

THE OBAMA administration’s restructuring of plans for missile defense appears, for the most part, to be a rational response to changing circumstances, including an increasing threat from North Korea. However, it raises questions about whether the administration chose to address one of Russia’s largest concerns about a Europe-based missile system without obtaining any concessions from Moscow in return. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel chose Friday afternoon, the traditional time for releasing potentially controversial news, to announce that the administration would add 14 interceptors to an anti-missile base in Alaska and deploy a new radar in Japan. The deployment, which essentially reversed

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Even the Post understands this was the "flexibility" Obama promised.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 3/20/2013 6:10:22 AM     (No. 9234330)

Now we know why Obama bows so much.

He´s grabbing his ankles.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PChristopher, 3/20/2013 6:32:25 AM     (No. 9234340)

Yet another good reason why this ´man´ should never have been allowed to stay in office, let alone get there to begin with.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pindarjr, 3/20/2013 8:01:01 AM     (No. 9234439)

Simply because Obama cancelled "the only interceptor planned for the Europe-based system that could have defended the United States against an attack from Iran; and it was the component of the system most decried by Russia," WaPo editors are suddenly throwing around ugly words like "imprudent." The acumen and courage of these editors, whoever they are, just astounds.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 3/20/2013 9:40:43 AM     (No. 9234639)

Bring all the nukes home to ring the US .. Leave the euros to Putin .. He will deal with the muzzles , etc.. Time for Monroe Doctrine deux.. Oh perhaps offer Hawaii to sweeten the deal ....

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