Putin shows flexibility with proposals for missile defense system

President Vladimir Putin on Friday offered new suggestions for alternatives to a missile defense system in Europe, hinting that Russia would not object to American interceptor missiles in Iraq, Turkey or at sea, and proposing that Russian and the West study emerging missile threats together. Putin’s latest proposals indicate that although the Russians have fiercely criticized American plans for a missile defense in Europe, negotiations on the matter have become possible. Putin made his proposals hours after Azerbaijan said that it was willing to discuss another Russian offer, made Thursday, to use a Soviet-era early warning radar on its territory in the Caucasus Mountains as part of a missile-defense system against Iran. Full Story

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