Posted: Sep 24, 2009 2:04 PM by Associated Press
The Obama administration is coming under fire from members of Congress over its decision to make changes in missile defense plans.
At a hearing today, lawmakers said they resented hearing about the decision in news reports before being briefed.
A Pentagon official told the Senate hearing that the administration rushed its public announcement because details were beginning to leak out.
The Obama White House is scrapping a Bush administration plan to install long-range missile interceptors in Poland and a radar in the Czech Republic.
The new plans call for a focus on short and medium-range interceptors to better counter expected threats from Iran.