“Hope Is Not A Strategy”

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The Wall Street Journal reports today:

Russia on Thursday welcomed the news but said it saw no reason to offer concessions in return. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev threatened last November to station tactical Iskander missiles on Poland’s border if the U.S. system was deployed.

Anticipating President Barack Obama‘s surrender to Russia on missile defense, The Heritage Foundation hosted an event featuring Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) this past Tuesday, titled, No Grand Bargain with Russia: Why Missile Defenses in Poland and the Czech Republic Are Vital to the Security of Europe and the United States.

You can read DeMint’s full opening statement from Tuesday below the fold. For more on Missile Defense, be sure to see the trailer for our documentary 33 Minutes: Protecting America in the New Missile Age.