"At the tail end of his 90 minute meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev Monday, President Obama said that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with controversial issues such as missile defense, but incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to give him 'space.'"
There is a roundup of the President's comments here.
I think that Professor Jacobson raises the most important question, however:
Why does Obama feel the President of Russia is entitled to know more about Obama’s plans than the American public?And what else does the president have planned for a second term, but isn't telling us yet?
In addition, a concerned reaction from our Polish allies.