Brrrr…

“Russia is to build new space and missile defence shields and put its armed forces on permanent combat alert, President Medvedev announced today… The announcement puts Russia in a new arms race with the United States, which has infuriated the Kremlin by seeking to establish an anti-missile shield in eastern Europe. The US argues that the shield is aimed at rogue states such as Iran, but Russia is convinced that its own security is threatened.” [Times]