The Wall Street Journal reports, that the White House will shelve plans to build a missile-defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic. The paper reports that the decision will be based on U.S. "determination that Iran's long-range missile program has not progressed as rapidly as previously estimated, reducing the threat to the continental U.S. and major European capitals."
The Journal says the Obama administration will shift towards the development of a regional -- and less controversial -- missile defense system for Europe. It says the administration "was expected to leave open the option of restarting the Polish and Czech system if Iran makes advances in its long-range missiles in the future."
According to the journal, the findings are expected to be completed as early as next week following a 60-day review ordered by President Barack Obama.
(CCTV September 18, 2009)