Defending NATO Obama's Missile Shield 'Not Nearly As Contentious'

US President Barack Obama may have abandoned George W. Bush's missile shield plans. But he still plans to build one. In an interview with SPIEGEL, the head of the Brookings Arms Control Initiative, Steven Pifer, explains why Obama's plan isn't as controversial.
Defending Europe: One of the proposed new missile defense shield's goals is to protect against rockets, like this one photographed in late 2009, coming from Iran.

Defending Europe: One of the proposed new missile defense shield's goals is to protect against rockets, like this one photographed in late 2009, coming from Iran.

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Interview conducted by Marc Hujer
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