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NATO chief calls for anti-missile system

RUSSELS — NATO's secretary general urged member states on Thursday to endorse a proposed anti-missile system that would protect Europe and North America, saying that is the alliance's responsibility.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO's new mission statement — expected to be adopted at a summit of alliance leaders next month in Portugal — would focus on streamlining and reforming the organization to deal with emerging threats.
"NATO's core task of defending its 900 million people will never change, but it must be modern defenses against modern threats," he said.
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