This is from Reuters.
NATO to endorse U.S. missile shield: U.S. official.
Together with U.S. pushing for membership in NATO of Georgia and the Ukraine these moves will start again the old Cold War against Russia. NATO is being reborn to serve the same purpose as the original body to be a collective security body against Russia. Only this time there is no ring of protection around Russia. Those states will now be part of the Western offensive against Russian interests. Why the U.S. and Europe think it is a good idea to back Russia into a corner is puzzling to me. Perhaps the U.S. thinks that people might grow tired of the war on terror as a justification for military expenditures that are bleeding the U.S. dry so a fresh threat is needed or even multiple threats such as Iran and in time China.
Thu Apr 3, 2008 9:45am EDT
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - NATO leaders meeting in Bucharest were set to endorse a planned U.S. missile shield for Europe on Thursday, a senior U.S. official told reporters.
The final summit statement would "recognize the substantive contribution to the protection of the allies" from the missile defense system to be deployed in the Czech Republic and Poland, the official told reporters.
He said President George W. Bush confirmed to the summit that the United States will be able to move some of its troops to Afghanistan's south once France sends a battalion of troops to the east of Afghanistan, meeting Canada's conditions to keep troops in Afghanistan, the official said.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said earlier France would send a battalion of troops to the east of Afghanistan as part of efforts to bolster the 47,000-strong peacekeeping force.
(reporting by Susan Cornwell, editing by Paul Taylor)