Germany: NATO could integrate US missile defense

Germany's defense minister suggested Friday that US plans to develop an anti-missile shield with radar units and interceptor batteries based in Europe could be integrated into the defenses of the NATO alliance. "I think it would be smart to integrate this whole system into NATO," Franz Josef Jung told a news conference after a European Union defense ministers' meeting. "In the development of such a system, we should try to tie it into the alliance." He said NATO should also do more to address Russian concerns about the American plan.