Posted: Dec 14, 2012 4:06 AM by Dave Froehlich
INCIRLIK AIR BASE, TURKEY (AP)- The Pentagon says it will send Patriot air defense missiles and 400 troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to protect Turkish territory from potential Syrian missile attack.
Pentagon press secretary George Little said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed a deployment order Friday en route to Turkey from Afghanistan.
The order calls for 400 U.S. soldiers to operate two batteries of Patriots at undisclosed locations in Turkey
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