From the AP: Poland’s prime minister said Wednesday that his country is ready to participate in President Barrack Obama’s revamped plan for a U.S. missile defense shield in Europe.

Speaking alongside U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Donald Tusk welcomed the Obama administration’s proposal for a missile shield that would replace a bulkier version previously planned for Poland.

“I want to stress that Poland views … the new configuration for the missile shield as very interesting, necessary, and we are ready at the appropriate scale to participate,” Tusk told reporters. (photo: Czarek Sokolowski/AP)