Missile Defense Spat A New Arms Race Looms between Russia and US

The US and Russia intended to "reset" their relations under US President Barack Obama. Instead, however, the two countries continue to squabble over the planned missile shield, which Washington insists is to protect against attack from Iran. The debate shows signs of turning into a new arms race.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev opening a radar station in Kaliningrad.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev opening a radar station in Kaliningrad.

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Translated from the German by SPIEGEL Staff