Sunday, January 31, 2010

US Rushes Missile Defense Systems To The Middle East

Gen. David H. Petraeus said this month that Patriot missile batteries were deployed in Gulf countries. The systems will likely mean more U.S. troops in the region. Photo from The L.A. Times

U.S. Beefs Up Missile Defenses in Gulf -- CBS News/AP

Protection Upgraded for Allies Against Potential Iranian Strikes

As the Obama administration edges toward imposing tougher sanctions on Iran, it has begun upgrading its approach to defending its Persian Gulf allies against potential Iranian missile strikes, officials said Saturday.

The United States has quietly increased the capability of land-based Patriot defensive missiles in several Gulf Arab nations, and one military official said the Navy is beefing up the presence of ships capable of knocking down hostile missiles in flight.

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More News On The Buildup Of US Missile Boats In The Persian Gulf

US boosts missile presence in Gulf as warning to Iran -- The Guardian
U.S. expanding missile defenses in Persian Gulf -- Reuters
U.S. beefs up defenses near Iran -- L.A. Times
Gulf countries accept air defences -- The Australian
U.S. Upgrading Approach to Defending Persian Gulf Allies -- FOX News/AP
U.S. Speeding Up Missile Defenses in Persian Gulf -- New York Times
US speeds up its own and Gulf allies' preparations for clash with Iran -- Debka Files

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