Patriot missiles

Japan to move Patriot missiles to Okinawa

Two Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile interceptor units are seen deployed to counter North Korea's possible launch of ballistic missiles at US Air Force Kadena Air Base in Okinawa island, on Firday. Photo: EPA

Japan said on Friday it would deploy Patriot missiles in Okinawa permanently from this month as part of its efforts to boost defence capability amid concerns over North Korea’s missile threat.

Friday, 12 April, 2013, 7:35pm

Nato approves Patriot missiles to help Turkey to defend against Syrian attack

Patriot missile system. Photo: EPA

Nato has approved Turkey's request for Patriot missiles to defend its border against Syria following a series of blunt warnings to Damascus not to use chemical weapons.

6 Dec 2012 - 5:26am

Nato warns Syria against using chemical weapons

Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen gives a press briefing at Nato headquarters in Brussels. Photo: EPA

Nato told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday that any use of chemical weapons in his fight against rebel forces would be met by an swift international response.

4 Dec 2012 - 9:31pm

Obama warns Assad on chemical weapons

 US President Barack Obama addresses the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction symposium on Monday at the National Defense University in Washington. Photo: AFP

President Barack Obama dramatically told Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad on Monday not to turn chemical weapons on his own people, following US warnings his forces were mixing deadly sarin gas.

4 Dec 2012 - 9:04am