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NATO missiles protecting Turkish borders from Syrian attack.

German troops beside a Patriot missile battery during a media rehearsal, Warbelow, Dec. 18, 2012. Photo Credit ReutersNATO personnel have begun arriving at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey to operate Patriot missiles intended to repel possible airborne attacks related to Syria’s nearly two-year old civil war.

A statement from the U.S. European Command Friday says that more troops and equipment are scheduled to arrive in southern Turkey over the next few days. These are the first batteries of Patriot missiles deployed, to be followed by two more from Germany and the Netherlands, in response to a Turkish request. READ MORE HERE