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US, Germany Pulling Patriot Missiles from Turkey

The U.S., Germany and the Netherlands all deployed Patriots in early 2013 after Turkey asked its fellow NATO partners for help in protecting its territory amid an escalating civil war in Syria. The Dutch ended their mission earlier this year and were replaced by the Spanish. The United States will remove its Patriot missile defense force out of Turkey when the agreement to station them there expires in October. The reason for the move, according to the Defense Department, is largely...

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