Eastern Europe: USA ditching missile defense.

I for one never believed the program would work. I was wrong. Throw enough money and brains at something and I guess you can do it. I still believe it's a waste of money due to the threat. Sure given enough time (warning), correctly placed sensors and politcal will it is a valid program. I think we're better off spending that money elsewhere though. Or how about not spending it at all and paying down the national debt. Like Blackadder stated, I am not sure this isn't tied to a deal with Russia (i.e. use of air corridors and air bases to support the war in Afghanistan).