Germany extends Patriot missile deployment in Turkey

The Journal of the Turkish Weekly

The German parliament has approved Thursday to extend deployment of Patriot missiles in Turkey, as part of a NATO mission to counter possible threats from Syria. The 631-seat Bundestag lower house voted 503 to 70 in favor of the one-year […]

NATO Patriot air defense missiles arrive in Turkey

Hürriyet Daily News

Defense missiles from Spain have arrived in the southern Turkish province of Hatay’s İskenderun port, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. Naval ships carrying Patriot air defense missiles, a result of Turkey’s request for NATO assistance, arrived at the port on […]

MEADS Ready For Transition to European Follow-On Programs

Lockheed Martin

The tri-national Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program enters 2015 as a candidate for next-generation air and missile defense requirements in both Germany and Poland. MEADS is a primary candidate for the German Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem (TLVS), a new generation […]

Turkey: Berlin aims to extend Patriot missile deployment

Anadolu Agency

The German government is set to extend its deployment of Patriot missiles in Turkey for another year, as part of a NATO mission to support the country’s air defense. The Germany cabinet’s decision on Wednesday extends the battery deployment up to Jan. […]

Pakistan’s Battlefield Nuclear Weapons and the Limits of the NATO Analogy

Jaganath Sankaran

NATO’s perceived military inferiority against Warsaw Pact forces is regularly called upon to justify Pakistan’s pursuit of battlefield nuclear weapons. Yet, as Jaganath Sankaran reveals, there’s plenty of historical evidence to suggest that Islamabad should not rely on such weapons […]