The North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Tuesday agreed to deploy U.S.-made air-defense missiles to the Turkish-Syrian border, a strong show of support for Turkey, the NATO member most directly affected by Syria's civil war. NATO officials insist that the deployment is not a precursor to a broader military intervention in Syria, and that the arsenal of Patriot missiles is intended to be used solely for Turkey's self-defense. However, analysts noted that the missiles could easily be repurposed to support a no-fly zone or other air campaigns.
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