Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Not-so mighty shield...

While it was suspected at the time, President Obama's reason for offering to pull the proposed "missile shield" in Europe may be related to questions over its viability. The USA Today reports on some European doubts.

While there have been successful tests of the interceptor missile, and portions of the system have seen progress, a complete system is still some time off.

In other words, while it has moved from starry-eyed hope in the 1980's to a nuts-and-bolts project, the ballistic missile shield remains a political pawn than shield-wielding knight.

- Murphy