The United States maintains that the shield is meant to protect NATO allies from threats from the Middle East, such as Iran’s ballistic missile program. But the Kremlin is worried the system could be used against its missile stock, which it describes as a strategic deterrence. "This is not about Russia,” Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said at a ceremony in Romania. “This is about the collective self-defense of the NATO. It’s about the self-defense of Romania and United States forces in Europe. And it’s about missile defense.”The Aegis Ashore, as the shield is officially called, has been in the works for almost a decade. It’s designed to detect, track, engage and destroy ballistic missiles in flight outside the atmosphere. The Romania site is part of a system that also includes a radar facility in Turkey, four U.S. guided-missile destroyers in Spain and a headquarters in Germany. The United States is also breaking ground on a final site in Poland on Friday that is expected to come online in 2018. Russia is furious the United States and NATO set up the system in formerly communist-ruled Eastern Europe. Russia and U.S.-NATO relations have been sour since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014; the missile shield is the latest instance of mounting tension. Andrey Kelin, a senior Russian Foreign Ministry official, said the shield is part of an effort to contain Russia. If this was activated in Romania a country that borders the Ukraine, this missile defense system has probably been turned on to deal with Russia. This order was likely given by Obama to an officer who said they would be willing to shoot American citizens in a military test about a year ago. Do not let some defense secretary tell you this is not aimed at Russia, when the system was activated in Romania. Activating this weapon system that surrounds Russia in Europe, is nothing short of an Act Of War against Russia by the Obama administration. If Russia makes aggressive moves in the coming days, we as a nation can only blame our president who is the acting aggressor in this debacle with Russia that he has created.