Members of the Bundeswehr, Germany's armed forces, load a Patriot anti-missile system onto a ship for transport to Turkey on January 8, 2013 in Travemunde, Germany. Germany is deploying two Patriot batteries and 400 troops as part of a NATO operation that also involves Dutch and U.S. Patriot units to defend Turkey from possible Syrian attack. (Patrick Lux/Getty Images)
The conflict in Syria may not be getting any simpler, but Turkey is getting a helping hand from some its NATO allies who are providing Patriot missile batteries and other anti-missile assistance, including Germany (above) and the U.S. (after the break).
Another picture of the German's loading equipment. (Patrick Lux/Getty Images)
The U.S. seems to prefer delivery by air…
Soldiers of the U.S. Army Europe's 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, who operate Patriot anti-missile systems, load cargo on board a plane C-5 Galaxy for Turkey at Ramstein Air Base on January 8, 2012 near Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany. (Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)
Not pictured: the Dutch, who are also providing a Patriot battery.
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