a shift on a shield

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cherryusa

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Russia is appreciative, while the Czech Republic and Poland are not happy about a shift on a shield.

Could anybody tell me the meaning of " a shift on a shield"?

Thank you!
 
  • panjandrum

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    I read this as a casual error by a non-native reporter.
    Replace "a" with "the", and understand "the shield" as the proposed missile defence system that President Obama has been talking about.
    For the full text - CLICK.

    Note also the disclaimer at the top of the linked article:
    THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.
     
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