Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Missile Shield is Urgent
President Bush has said there is a real and urgent need for a missile defense system in Europe. He also said the missile threat was from the Middle East, not Russia, which strongly opposes sites for the shield in Poland and the Czech republic. He warned that Iran could have a ballistic missile capable of reaching Europe or the US by 2015. Earlier, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the shield could be delayed while Russian concerns were tackled.