The World from Berlin Obama Takes 'Big Political Gamble' on Missile Shield

US President Barack Obama has scrapped his predecessor's plans for a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe. German editorialists hope the move will encourage Russia to back tougher sanctions against Iran. But while some praise the decision as hopeful and brave, others dub it naive and dangerous.
Will Obama's cancellation of the planned missile defense shield in Eastern Europe improve cooperation with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev?

Will Obama's cancellation of the planned missile defense shield in Eastern Europe improve cooperation with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev?

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-- Josh Ward