This past weekend in the Lisbon Summit, President Barack Obama achieved a victory. The NATO leaders approved a European wide Missile Shield. This agreement is one of the most important victories for President Obama after numerous Foreign Policy set backs.
Leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have approved U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposal for a new, expanded missile defense system for Europe. The agreement is a victory for the president, after a series of foreign policy setbacks.
President Obama says Friday’s approval by NATO’s main decision-making body, the North Atlantic Council, will make Europe and the world more secure. “For the first time, we have agreed to develop missile defense capability that is strong enough to cover all NATO European populations, as well as the United States,” he said.
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the system is expected to cost $273 million over the next ten years. He will ask Russia, which had originally opposed the idea of European missile defense, to cooperate on the project.