A Patriot missile battery sits on an overlook at a Turkish army base in Gaziantep, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. (DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett/Released)
Why is the US removing its Patriot missile systems from Saudi Arabia?

While the military characterized the move as part of a planned withdrawal that reflects the view that Iran now poses less of a threat, the news has prompted debate over the timing of the decision.

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