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Another war? The U.S. will send Patriot air defense missiles, 400 American troops to Turkey to protect against a possible Syrian missile attack: Pentagon

15 Dec

Turkey patriotsGermany and the Netherlands will also send troops to Turkey for an undetermined period, security officials said.

U.S. troops are headed for Turkey, it was announced Friday, to help protect against escalating violence in Syria, where Syrian President Bashar Assad’s supporters pledged their allegiance to the ruler.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed a deployment order en route to Turkey from Afghanistan calling for 400 U.S. soldiers to operate two batteries of Patriots at undisclosed locations in Turkey, Pentagon press secretary George Little told reporters flying with Panetta.

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Later edit: Iranian Army chief says Patriot missiles in Turkey would set stage for “world war” – ISNA News Agency

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