Argument: US bilateral negotiations undermine legitimacy of missile defense
Robert G. Gard. "National Missile Defense in Europe: Premature and Unwise". Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. 9 Jan. 2008 - the administration negotiated directly with the Czech and Polish governments without broader consultation, thereby triggering considerable consternation throughout the European continent and disrupting the NATO alliance. As the NATO Secretary General stated critically, "NATO is the right place to have this discussion on missile defense."
Slovak prime minister in January 2009. - "Put this issue on the table at NATO, and we will seriously debate it and take a stance. But we will not support these bilateral adventures."