December 6, 2008: Analysis: Obama defense agenda resembles Gates’ (AP)

  • Obama has been unequivocal that he will close the prison. On missile defense, he has indicated support in general while emphasizing it must not divert resources from other priorities “until we are positive the technology will protect the American people.” That condition could lead to delays in the Europe project, although the Pentagon managed a successful test intercept of a target missile over the Pacific on Friday.