U.S. Extends Patriot Missile Commitment in Turkey

Posted November 19, 2013 at 5:10am

Stars and Stripes reports that “the United States is extending its commitment of two Patriot missile batteries to guard Turkey from air attacks out of neighboring Syria, defense officials said Monday.”

“Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu that the United States would provide the batteries for an additional year during a meeting at the Pentagon early Monday. Turkey had requested the extension on Nov. 8.”