The US and Poland have been negotiating for some time regarding the installation of a missile defense shield in Poland. Russia has objected strongly to it, insisting it would change the balance of power in Central Europe.
No progress was made until suddenly Poland agreed this week to sign on if the US would help strengthen Polish air defenses.
Do you think this has anything to do with Russia's decision to invade Georgia within the past week or is this just a coincidence?
The US insists the missile shield has nothing to do with Russia but is a defense against long-range missile attacks by "rogue states." (Supposedly Iran, I hear)