German, Dutch Patriot Batteries Transferred To Turkey Bases
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German and Dutch Patriot units were transferred to bases in the southern provinces of Adana and ka raman maras Kahramanmaras on Tuesday (January 22) for deployment as part of a NATO operation to bolster Turkey's defense against potential air attacks from Syria. The Netherlands, Germany and the United States are each sending two Patriot missile batteries and up to 400 troops to Turkey after Ankara asked for NATO's help to defend its 560 mile (900 kilometer) border. Defense experts have said it