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Patriot Missiles

An Unguided Missile to Nowhere

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

MEADS is a case study in how difficult it is to kill any appropriated program, even one that everybody agrees is too expensive, won't be delivered on time -- and won't work even when delivered.

Jordanians Unprepared for Worst Possibilities re Syria

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

War is a terrible thing with extremely bad results. But this does not mean people should not be ready for it, even if such a possibility is very remot...

U.S. Sending Patriot Missile Batteries To Jordan

AP | JAMAL HALABY | Posted 06.05.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan -- The U.S. will send anti-missile batteries and fighter jets to Jordan at the kingdom's request to boost defense capabilities in the fa...

Panetta Reportedly Signs Order To Send Missiles To Turkey

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 02.12.2013 | World

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey -- The U.S. will send two batteries of Patriot missiles and 400 troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to protect Tu...

Defense Needs Big Cuts, but Missile Defense Isn't the Place

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

While the Pentagon budget is long overdue for much-needed spending cuts, policy-makers looking for places to trim would be short-sighted if they don't recognize the need for an effective missile defense.

Clinton: NATO Patriot Missile Decision Sends 'Clear Message' To Syria

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 02.04.2013 | World

BRUSSELS — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says NATO's decision to send Patriot missiles to Turkey is a clear message to Syria: T...

NATO OKs Patriot Missiles For Turkey's Border With Syria

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 02.03.2013 | World

BRUSSELS — NATO announced Tuesday that it will deploy Patriot anti-missile systems near Turkey's southern border, shoring up defenses against th...

Finland Finds Patriot Missiles In China-Destined Cargo

AP | MATTI HUUHTANEN | Posted 02.20.2012 | World

HELSINKI — Finnish authorities on Wednesday impounded 160 tons of explosives and 69 surface-to-air missiles found on a British-flagged cargo shi...