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May 21, 2012 2:24 pm

NATO European Shield Goes Operational as Alliance Dismisses Russia’s Concerns

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President Barack Obama walks with Russian Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev, left, and former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, right, at the NATO Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, Nov. 20, 2010. Photo: wiki commons.

CBS/AP – NATO says that its European missile shield is up and running with a basic capability to shoot down incoming missiles.

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Sunday the declaration of “interim capability” at the alliance’s summit in Chicago is a first step toward a goal of establishing full coverage of Europe by 2018.

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