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Moscow has long opposed a missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic. But the US shouldn't expect too much in return.
The Obama administration is expected to announce Thursday it will shelve Bush-era plans to erect a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe, after Iran’s long-range missiles were deemed less of a threat than previously believed.
Administration cites technological advances and a shifting threat from Iran. But many in Eastern Europe worry the US is simply appeasing Russia.
A sea-based defense offers more flexibility against changing threats, including from Iran, Pentagon officials say. It also avoids a debate with Eastern Europe.
Germany, France, and UK are ready to impose oil and gas sanctions on Iran to stave off military strikes. But Oct. 1 talks about Iran's nuclear program will likely delay any moves.
Adel Abdul Mahdi says in an interview with the Monitor that political reluctance to ask US troops for security support should be reconsidered.