A very good move in my opinion. The plan wasn't feasable in the first place it only antagonized Russia for the sake of looking tough. The idea was to protect Europe from an attack from Iran or other like countys or regimes. Let Europe protect itself it they think its warrented. Now we can move on to further reducing Nukes. The Navy can station ships with anti ballistic missles in the Red Sea and do the same thing. Obama scraps Bush-era missile defense for new plan - CNN.com WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The United States is overhauling Bush-era plans for a missile defense shield in Europe, based partly on the latest analysis of Iran's offensive capabilities, President Obama said Thursday. President Obama on Thursday says the Bush-era missile defense plan will be replaced with a new system. 1 of 3 The "new missile defense architecture in Europe ... will provide capabilities sooner, build on proven systems and offer greater defenses against the threat of missile attack than the... program" that former President George W. Bush proposed, Obama said. Obama said the change of gears was based on an "updated intelligence assessment" about Iran's ability to hit Europe with missiles.