Because it works.
Skeptics of missile defense should take note of Russia’s paranoia about the U.S. missile defense in Europe.
There’s a reason for Russia’s unreasonable stand: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin believes something many in the U.S. scoff at, namely that the anti-??missile system probably works, and Russia has nothing like it.
President Barack Obama’s desire to reduce the number of nukes is welcome. But he should not sacrifice U.S. missile defense capabilities in order to achieve that goal. Unfortunately, by prioritizing nuclear reductions over missile defense, our President seems to be playing right into Putin’s hands.