"Looking at the composition of the present Czech government, there is no rational reason to believe that this government is generally anti-US or anti-NATO," said Ivo Samson, the head of the International Security Program at the Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association.
The SEWS, however, does not meet the expectations," said Samson
, at the Slovak Foreign Policy Association
, said he
could empathize with the Czechs
, having been involved in missile defense research and the ABMS public relations campaign in Slovakia before Obama pulled the plug.
points out that most of the people involved in the recent decision were active proponents of the US plans and had looked at Russian opposition as a renewed "battle" over Central Europe.
"They felt betrayed, offended, and affronted by Obama's approach," he