Following the U.S. presidential election, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has demanded that President Obama makes good on his “flexibility” comment from March.

“We hope that President Obama after his re-election will be more flexible on the issue of taking into the account the opinions of Russia and others regarding a future configuration of NATO’s missile defense,” he said.

While President Obama never offered detailed clarification about what his comments meant, it is important that the United States does not take any steps that would compromise its ability to defend itself and its allies.

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