From NATO: As you know, the shift in US thinking on missile defence includes a more central role for NATO. I welcome that. I also welcome that the US plans are open to participation by all Allies, and can offer protection for all Allies.

Bratislava will be the first opportunity for NATO Defence Ministers to discuss the new US approach. I hope that there will be agreement to “NATO-ize” European missile defence — to bring the planning more fully into NATO, and to discuss how to roll it out in a way that enhances solidarity, burden sharing and security between Allies, against a missile threat that is clearly growing. Audio, (photo: NATO)