Germany Patriots

January 7, 2013 - 8:32 AM
Trucks leave the German military barracks in Vietow , eastern Germany on their way to Luebeck-Travemuende harbour, Sunday Jan. 6, 2013. Patriot missile batteries were being prepared for shipment from Germany to Turkey on Sunday as part of efforts meant to protect the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) ally from potential Syrian warheads. The US, Germany and the Netherlands are each deploying two batteries of the US-built defence system to boost Turkey's air defences against any spillover from Syria's nearly two-year civil war. (AP Photo/dapd/Jens Koehler)