December 14th, 2012
06:21 AM ET

United States sending troops and Patriot missiles to Turkey

The United States is to deploy 400 troops and two Patriot air-defense missile batteries to Turkey in the coming weeks to defend against potential threats from Syria, defense officials said Friday.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed the order en route to Turkey, where he is visiting Incirlik Air Base, Pentagon spokesman George Little told reporters.

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  1. francois2012


    December 14, 2012 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. the prophet

    Russia is not going to like this one watch out America

    December 14, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    So what's new?

    December 14, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |