Russia: Missile defense ‘litmus test’ of West


From the AP:  A top Russian military official says that the way the United States and NATO respond to Moscow’s concerns about a planned missile shield in Europe will be a test of the West’s relations with Moscow. . . .

Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said Thursday that the issue is a "litmus test" that shows whether the alliance is "ready to consider us an equal partner in defining the structure of international security."  (photo: Dat Viet)

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