From NATO: [W]e also need a credible missile defence system, providing coverage for all the Allies.
The United States already has a missile defence system. Some European Allies have a capacity to protect deployed forces against missile attacks. But of course we must be able to also protect our populations – all our populations.
If we connect national systems into a NATO wide missile shield to protect all our Allies, that would be a very powerful demonstration of NATO solidarity in the 21st Century. And I hope we can make progress in that direction by the time of the next NATO Summit in Lisbon in November.
Excerpt from Speech by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. (photo: NATO)