Dick Cheney slams Obama administration for scrapping anti-missile defence

Former US vice-president Dick Cheney has slammed the administration of Barack Obama for its decision to scrap plans to build an anti-missile defence shied in the Czech Republic and Poland. Speaking at a conference in Prague on Monday, Mr Cheney said that in light of recent developments in the Middle East, the treaties between the US, Czech and Polish governments to build the system were “very good”.

Dick Cheney served as vice president during the terms of George W. Bush whose administration was planning to build parts of its anti-missile defence shield in the Czech Republic and Poland. The plans were abandoned after Barack Obama took office in 2009.

Author: Jan Richter