It's but a few hours after Iran has launched a Satellite into orbit: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7866357.stm Demonstrating it's ICBM capabilities using a launch platform clearly modified from it's military missile program. Is the time right to look again at the progress of the Russian policy for empowering foreign countries to reach full ICBM Nuclear capabilities? A rather lengthy report now 8 years old has had a number of it's points come to pass, missing the prediction for this particular launch by just a single year. This highlights much of the quiet detail not discussed in the general media. http://www.fas.org/irp/congress/2000_hr/hr_100500.html In light of this, and in light of other geopolitically backed ICBM developments in North Korea, are NATO right to take it's responbility for missile defence (modern interceptor missiles and x-band radar) in allied regions more seriously in the next decade?