Obama Reverses Policy on Missile Shield

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nato_sg.jpgNATO, the US and Russia should abandon "mistrust" and coordinate their efforts against international ballistic missiles. That's from NATO's new secretary general, just one day after President Obama pulled the plug on George Bush's plan for missile defense in Eastern Europe. Based on the latest intelligence about Iran's ballistic missile technology, the US will rely on missiles already deployed by the Navy on ships at sea.  Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the Joint Chiefs of Staff are unanimously in support.  Russia's Vladimir Putin called that "a right and brave decision," but it's produced heated controversy in the Czech Republic and Poland, not to mention Washington, DC. We hear about technology, national security and international politics.

Credits

Guests:
Edward Lucas - The Economist - @edwardlucas, Robert Gard, Jr - Chairman, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Jamie Fly - Foreign Policy Initiative - @jamiemfly, Stephen F. Cohen - New York University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper