Obama offers no commitment on missile plan
An aide says President-elect Obama has spoken to the president of Poland about relations between the two countries but did not make any commitment on the multibillion-dollar missile defense program the Bush administration has been pursuing.
That contrasts with a statement by Polish President Lech Kaczynski, who says Obama told him the missile defense project would continue.
The U.S. and Poland signed an agreement in August to base American missiles in Poland as part of a shield against possible missile attacks from Iran.
The agreement has been a sore point with Russia, unsettled at plans to put the missile shield close to its borders.
Earlier this year, Obama said that the system would require much more vigorous testing to ensure it would work and justify the billions of dollars it would cost.