September 18, 2009
Brent Scowcroft Supports Obama's Missile Defense Shield Decision
Former National Security Adviser Backs Administration Position on Europe Missile Defense Shield
“I strongly approve of President Obama's decision regarding missile defense deployments in Europe. I believe it advances U.S. national security interests, supports our allies, and better meets the threats we face.”
On October 7, the Atlantic Council will host a conference on the Next Steps for Missile Defense in Europe featuring the Honorable Ellen Tauscher, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, and Representative Michael Turner (R-OH), Ranking Member, House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee.
Founded in 1961, the Atlantic Council aims to renew the Atlantic community for 21st-century global challenges through constructive U.S.-European leadership and engagement in world affairs. A coordinated response from the Atlantic community is essential to addressing today’s most pressing issues: economic instability, climate change, energy security, failed states, a rising Asia, a resurgent Russia. Led by Senator Chuck Hagel, Chairman, and Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, the Atlantic Council embodies a network of policy, academic and business leaders who foster transatlantic ties through non-partisan and cross-national discussions and studies.