Romania, a NATO-member country, has broken ground on one of the new bases, located in the south of that country. Poland is the location of another proposed missile site. Russia has expressed concern in the past about these missiles being placed in Eastern Europe, ostensibly, in Russia’s backyard. Kim Brown spoke with Cory Welt, associate director of George Washington University’s Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian studies, who says the tensions between the U.S. and Russia on this issue are sometimes exaggerated.

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