As so-called "allies" (France, Germany and most of 'old Europe', etc) posture and carp, the US is proving it is still serious about defending itself. According to the Assocciated Press, the United States successfully tested the anti-missile defense shield for the second time in 2007. Since even the AP (better known as al-Quaeda Propaganda Network) is reporting this, we may take it as establsihed fact.
This could not have come at a better moment. My only comment would be, "Faster, please."