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  • Called decision 'provocative'; two Patriot batteries would be sent to Turkey's border with Syria for one year.

    In this handout image provided by the German Bundeswehr armed forces a patriot missile is fired during the Operation Red Arrow exercise on October 15, 2008 in Crete, Greece.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 10:26 AM EST
  • The international military coalition in Afghanistan says two of its service members have been killed in a bomb attack in the country's south.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 14, 2012, 1:30 AM EST
  • AKINCI, Turkey (AP) — For two people walking into a Turkish minefield, they looked awfully assured.

    The pair strode in from Syria on a recent afternoon, following a faint track across the grassy plain. They slipped into Turkey through a fence near a vacant military watchtower and vanished into an olive grove.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 4:00 PM EST
  • BRUSSELS (AP) — Even if NATO quickly approves Turkey's request for the deployment of Patriot missiles on its border with Syria, winning parliamentary approval, selecting sites for the air defense batteries and transporting them there means they probably wouldn't be operational for weeks.

    Germany, the Netherlands and the U.S. have the advanced PAC-3 model Patriots that Turkey wants for intercepting ballistic missiles, but if they come from the two European countries, their parliaments may have to vote on that first.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 8:00 AM EST
  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 file photo, U.S. Gen. John Allen, then top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. Allen is under investigation for thousands of alleged "inappropriate communications" he had with a Florida socialite also involved in the David Petraeus case. Nearly two dozen generals have commanded troops from the United States and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, since the American invasion in late

    Gen. Allen has returned to Kabul after the Pentagon began investigating correspondence between the general and a woman linked to the Petraeus scandal.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 6:30 AM EST