Here's why Patriot missile defense systems aren't in Iraq yet

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Three weeks after Ron fired ballistic missiles that American forces in Iraq defense secretary mark S. persist patriot air defense systems have not been allowed to deploy to protect thousands of US troops boxes Jennifer Griffin asked esper if the Iraqi government was blocking the move we need the permission of the Iraqis that's one issue there may be others with regard to placement and things like that are more tactical more operational so it's a combination of things fox news first reported patriot surface to air missiles would likely deployed to Iraq in the wake of Iran's ballistic missile attack the chairman the joint chiefs of staff general mark Millie later said Iran had intended to kill American troops but early warning and dispersal save

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