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U.S., Russia Wrestle with New Defense Etiquette

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U.S., Russia Wrestle with New Defense Etiquette

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U.S., Russia Wrestle with New Defense Etiquette

U.S., Russia Wrestle with New Defense Etiquette

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Earlier this month, Russian president Vladimir Putin caused a flap at a security conference when he denounced U.S. plans to deploy elements of an anti-missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic.

The U.S. says the system is intended to intercept weapons from rogue states like Iran and is not aimed at Russia.

Rose Gottemoeller, director of the Moscow Center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, explains what the U.S. is planning and why the Russians are so upset.

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