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The deployment came after NATO’s first Patriot missile batteries on the Turkish border with Syria became operational on Saturday.
The six missile batteries are being deployed in the southeastern cities of Gaziantep, Kahramanmaras, and Adana.
The US and Germany will provide two Patriot batteries and 400 troopers each to man the missiles. The Netherlands will also dispatch 360 forces and the other two batteries. Each Patriot battery has an average of 12 missile launchers.
Meanwhile, Israeli Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom on Sunday threatened Syria with military strikes if Damascus uses chemical weapons against the foreign-backed militants.
Though it is sure to generate considerable controversy among those with a political or personal aversion to guns, the concept has already been shown to be a success elsewhere. According to Mike Piccione from The Daily Caller, the man behind Project Amendment 28, the U.S. would do well to mimic the model of the European nation of Switzerland, which has long maintained that all civilians should possess firearms, and also happens to have one of the safest and most desirable societies in Europe.
The president said in a televised speech on Sunday that the emergency measures would take effect for 30 days “starting at midnight (22:00 GMT Sunday).”