Stars and Stripes
May 29, 2013
NATO head to visit DC amid debate over Syria
By John Vandiver
NATO currently has six Patriot missile batteries, including two from the U.S., positioned near Turkey’s border with Syria…Russia announced this week it will deliver S-300 long-range air defense systems to Syria, in a move that would greatly complicate any effort to impose such a [no-fly] zone.
STUTTGART, Germany: NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen begins a two-day visit to Washington on Thursday at a time when alliance members are grappling over how to deal with the situation in Syria and the shape of the mission in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of combat troops next year.
While the alliance remains engaged in Afghanistan, where the combat mission is winding down, it also is faced with new security challenges on the edges of Europe. Most notably in Syria, where the U.S. and its…
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