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Changing Course on Missile Defense: Why Refusing to Pick a Fight with Moscow Is Not a Sign of Weakness

Mitchell, Lincoln A.

The Obama administration’s decision not to place missile defense systems in Poland and the Czech Republic provides an interesting view into the work in progress that is the Obama administration’s foreign policy regarding Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. It is also perhaps the first indication that administration’s famous “reset” button with Russia is more than just talk.

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