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Turkey Acquiring Patriot Missiles for Air Defense Against Syria

NATO has approved Turkey’s request to acquire Patriot anti-missile batteries for defending against potential airstrikes by Syria, American Forces Press Service reports. Nick Simeone writes the U.S., Germany and Netherlands will supply the missiles, which will fall under the responsibility of NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe. NATO Secretary General …

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Leon Panetta: US Gave $70M in FY 2012 Funds for Israel Iron Dome

Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted more than 400 rockets targeted at densely-populated locations in Israel, accounting for an 85 percent success rate, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday. According to the American Forces Press Service, Panetta said the U.S. contributed $70 million for the system in fiscal year …

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