May 31, 2013
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen sees no direct military role in Syria for the alliance and warned against any stepped-up western military involvement.
“I think everybody realizes that any foreign military intervention might have unpredictable regional repercussions,” Rasmussen told CBS News after a White House meeting with President Obama. “And this is a reason why it’s so important to focus on finding a political solution.”
NATO currently commands six Patriot missile batteries to defend alliance-member Turkey from cross-border missile attacks from Syria. Two of the Patriot batteries are from the U.S. The other batteries are from Germany and the Netherlands.