Will the US Army cover its facilities in Iraq with Patriot systems?


After the missile attack on the places of deployment of the US military in Iraq, carried out on the night of January 7-8, this year by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Pentagon faced the question of the full protection of its own military personnel and the facilities on which they are located in this country. Naturally, this is planned to be done using the most effective missile defense systems available. Today, Patriot air defense systems are considered to be such, the intention to deploy which in Iraq was not so long ago officially announced in Washington. However, with this issue, everything is far from as simple as it might seem at first glance.


The United States recognizes that in order to put its own missile defense there, it is necessary first of all to secure the firm consent of Baghdad. In any case, it was precisely this moment that was emphasized during a briefing held recently at the Pentagon by the Chairman of the Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, Mark Milli. According to him, “a solution to some technical issues” will also be needed, however, in this situation, they play just a secondary role. If the Iraqis stumble tightly, they will not have to be solved at all. As we recall, in Baghdad almost immediately after the assassination of Kassem Suleimani and the Iranian “retaliation operation” that followed, which was typical in Iraq, they declared a categorical unwillingness to see at least one foreign soldier on their land.

Will the US now be able to convince those to whom it has imposed itself on the "defenders"? It’s not entirely clear yet. In any case, there are certain signs that Baghdad, which is under unprecedented pressure not at all about to curtail Washington’s own military presence in Iraq, may make concessions, or even cancel its own very sensible decision. One way or another, but they have already announced the resumption of joint action with the United States-led allied coalition against ISIS. At the same time, the Iraqis are trying to “keep the mark”, claiming in a corresponding official statement that they simply “do not want to waste in vain the time remaining until the establishment of new relations with the coalition”.

In fact, this may well be a good mine in a bad game - it is clear that Baghdad does not even have a real military opportunity to “put out the door” of American warriors and their many allies. Again, knowing Donald Trump, it can be assumed that his words about "unprecedented sanctions" that will fall on the country, if it really tries to get rid of the foreign military presence, are hardly an empty threat. With all this in mind, the chances that the American army’s units will not go anywhere from Iraq, at least in the foreseeable future, are very high.

However, in this case, the Pentagon should nevertheless take care of a reliable "umbrella" for its military. The number of victims during the last raid, growing before our eyes from the “absolute zero” announced by Washington at the beginning to almost seven dozen shell-shocked Americans, eloquently testifies in favor of this decision. And the statement made by representatives of the US Armed Forces Space Command that all missiles aimed at Iraqi bases were discovered and tracked ahead of time by its forces and means also raises certain doubts. If so, why would the Pentagon hastily conclude a contract with Raytheon to modernize a missile attack warning system called FORGE (Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution) worth nearly $ 200 million? Does this mean that everything is not so reliable in the American missile defense system?

By the way, one should not forget that the MIM-104 Patriot complexes, which covered the oil facilities of Saudi Arabia, could not protect them from last year's massive attack, which, as you know, the United States accused of just Iran. After all, since it didn’t help, is it worth breaking spears with Iraq?
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  1. Strashila 1 February 2020 08: 51 New
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    Over the past decades, Americans have deployed their missile defense systems around the world, in particular, motivating protection against North Korean or Iranian ones. Type deployed, calmed down, screwed up and raked. “The Pentagon hastily concluded a contract with Raytheon to modernize a missile attack warning system called FORGE (Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution) worth nearly $ 200 million?”, It turns out that the Americans do not have, as such, a foreign policy, business and nothing more.
    1. Evdokim 1 February 2020 09: 23 New
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      Quote: Strashila
      Over the past decades, Americans have deployed their missile defense systems around the world, in particular, motivating protection against North Korean or Iranian ones.

      They don’t have a missile defense, or what they call a missile defense, it’s a big sell, they saw money there, or they were engaged in disinformation, such as if it flies like a rocket, the devil will take it. hi
      1. Cowbra 1 February 2020 14: 28 New
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        Quote: Evdokim
        They don’t have missile defense, or what they call missile defense is a big sell

        Everything is much sadder - they actually do not have a military-industrial complex. Let me explain: they have everything that passes as the military-industrial complex is controlled by the lobby. Appointed by the Minister of Defense of Esper:
        From 2008 to 2010, Esper served as vice president of the US Chamber of Commerce for Europe and Eurasia, and in July 2010 he became vice president of government relations at Raytheon's military-industrial company.

        And immediately the contracts with Raytheon climbed in a bunch. While Obama’s Lockheed lobby was in power, they threatened a cloud of money for the F-35. and he again failed military trials last fall. And so all the time. The real combat value of LCS? Zero. Zumvoltov? Zero. Freakman Ford? Zero. Because it is ordered by those who value. and suddenly - these are people on a salary from the manufacturer. He sold himself, he appreciated.
        1. Evdokim 1 February 2020 14: 40 New
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          Quote: Cowbra
          Because it is ordered by those who value. and suddenly - these are people on a salary from the manufacturer. He sold himself, he appreciated.

          I am aware of this, they have such a lifestyle. In the states everything is in accordance with the law, and corruption too. Got a kickback, pay the tax, sleep peacefully, just don’t insult the gays. hi
          1. Cowbra 1 February 2020 14: 46 New
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            So understand. all this leads to associations with late Rome, or with late Byzantium. Only then did they understand that the empire was crumbling. and now they don’t understand.
            For example, Poland touches me - for the sake of the United States they are ready to grapple with Germany. Not to mention the fact that Poland is simply economically unprofitable - what's the point of climbing under the paw of a half-dead vulture? He will no longer be able to cover purely physically from the wrath of Germany, if that
            1. Evdokim 1 February 2020 14: 56 New
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              Quote: Cowbra
              leads to associations with late Rome

              Even very, but they faded away for centuries. And the USA has huge internal potential, so the hegemonic fall will take place even hell knows when. Though.... hi
              1. Cowbra 1 February 2020 15: 01 New
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                It was in the Ancient World. Now everything is spinning faster. Rome how many climbed to the top? Over the centuries. What about the USA? At the beginning of the last century, it was a corn farm and a gas station. by the 20s already a hegemon. Now - again, one large office of lawyers and dentists without industry - even the US flags for presidential campaigns alone cannot do it themselves - they are buying in China.
                1. Evdokim 1 February 2020 15: 17 New
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                  Quote: Cowbra
                  Now everything is spinning faster.

                  The fact that everything is spinning faster agrees with you. If in the next generation at least 30% of the population in the USA grows up with the current radical liberal worldview (with gays, trance, etc.), then there will be more than whites than Latinos, Chinese, blacks, and this will be a seam. hi
                  1. Cowbra 1 February 2020 15: 32 New
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                    Yes, everything is more fun there. Not so much the national staff. how much is such a thing. America was made great by the Yankees and Johnny (nickname southerners). Well yes. they were mostly white. but not the point. The bottom line is. that after WWII, a skew towards the formation of a layer of outright parasites was finally outlined. There already the third generation is growing up. accustomed to not work all my life. sit on a welfare, benefits. Father, grandfather sat like that, and the grandson sits in the same way, while he believes. that he is in charge here, for an American in the third generation laughing Well, pure Rome! Where is any plebeian (social status), but a resident of Rome - the main resident of the Roman province. which feeds him.
                    So he, unemployed, is really more important! Try Johnny called this nigger unemployed - will sit down and try to call this farmer unemployed rednecks or snow, both words - an insult - and what? Well, that’s the sunset of the empire - the real support of the country that works - in the servants of the parasites
                    1. Evdokim 1 February 2020 16: 12 New
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                      Like in the Gaidaev comedy: "Who does not work, he eats !!!" Well, the flag is rainbow in their hands, a banjo around the neck. laughing
                      1. Range 1 February 2020 16: 41 New
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                        They will cover it if they cover the protected object with carpet from Patriot complexes, such as body armor. And so, that the complex is like an expensive layout. They would have made them inflatable, it would not have been so offensive to the buyers of these expensive trinkets. This Patriot has not yet shown himself positively, only shoals of the type - "I see nothing, I hear nothing, I will not say anything to anyone." And, in general, I am a harmless herbivore animal. Type weed smokes.
      2. Passing 1 February 2020 15: 16 New
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        Quote: Evdokim
        They don’t have missile defense, or what they call missile defense is a big sell

        Confused with air defense. Their air defense is weak, which was confirmed by the attacks on the base and the factory, but the missile defense in two Iraqi wars showed itself completely. And since then it has only strengthened.
    2. Nyrobsky 1 February 2020 10: 00 New
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      Quote: Strashila
      it turns out that Americans don'tas such foreign policy, business and nothing more.
      There is, it just sounds a little different - American business operates on foreign policy.
    3. TermNachTer 1 February 2020 11: 45 New
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      It has long been noticed that the issues of politics and armament are solved by the lobby in the Washington Reich Chancellery. They are adopting not what the fleet or the Air Force needs, but the fact that a more expensive and, accordingly, lobby will earn a few extra billions. Hence the second point - mattress covers climb wherever it is possible to earn extra money.
  2. JonnyT 1 February 2020 09: 09 New
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    You don’t have to fight on Twitter, as soon as modern opponents get modern weapons, the US army immediately becomes not so invincible
  3. Thrifty 1 February 2020 09: 10 New
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    The Yankees are stubbornly unwilling to take note of the axiom that an air defense system must be COMPLEX! And their vaunted patriots are too expensive to hit a drone, perhaps collected in a barn! And, especially since the Patriots have the main trouble, they hit only in the direction where they are deployed. Therefore, to disable such a missile system, if desired, is very, very simple.
    1. rich 1 February 2020 14: 45 New
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      Will the US Army cover its facilities in Iraq with Patriot systems?

      They must move from Iraq to their friends Israelis under the Iron Dome. So all BV countries will be better laughing
  4. Evdokim 1 February 2020 09: 17 New
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    The Pentagon should nevertheless attend to a reliable "umbrella" for its military.

    And Patriot is a full-blown umbrella that you cover with. winked
  5. knn54 1 February 2020 09: 30 New
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    How can you comment, even obscene thoughts.
  6. Amateur 1 February 2020 09: 59 New
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    While the “Patriots” fought with the self-disintegrating Saddam “Scuds”, they were touted as the very, very superfood. And as it came to real air defense / missile defense, so the "Patriots" and screwed up.
    Amerov's “Aegis” “by the teeth” has also not yet been checked by anyone. So "what kind of miracle is this" still "you need to look" negative
    1. Kleber 1 February 2020 13: 16 New
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      Quote: Amateur
      Amerov's “Aegis” “by the teeth” has also not yet been checked by anyone.


      In April 2014, the Su-24, having only Khibin KREP, successfully simulated an attack on an American destroyer with Aegis 12 times. Aegis was modestly silent.
      1. Avior 2 February 2020 00: 25 New
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        I also cut down all the electronics on this Aegis and the whole team was then written off ashore with a fright
  7. bars1 1 February 2020 11: 23 New
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    It just doesn't fit in my head! How can you not have a missile defense system that should cover the base in IRAQ! if near Iran which is the implacable enemy of the United States, whom they constantly threaten with military force ?! At the same time, Iran has a wide arsenal of missiles in the radius of destruction of which there are American bases. After that, you involuntarily remember the late M. Zadornov with his characteristic of the Americans: ,, Well, stupid "
  8. GBM
    GBM 1 February 2020 12: 10 New
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    They will cover it of course, for the time of the evacuation and flight of the USA, everyone is already tired! and they would even shell with pipes. if only they would leave and leave the BV alone .. angry
  9. alstr 1 February 2020 12: 12 New
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    I wonder why the friend in the photo has a mug camouflaged.
    Well this is not the cutting edge, but air defense.
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    DOT 1 February 2020 13: 33 New
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    Will the US Army Reclaim Its Objects in Iraq with Patriot Systems?

    It would be time for them to cover their territory ..
    Russians also learn quickly, export color revolutions with weapons .. hi That England. That the United States hopes to stay on its islands and continents .. And we will come to you! Wait .. soon
  11. Prisoner 1 February 2020 17: 57 New
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    Yeah. yes The moment of truth has come for the Patriots and this moment of the holders and manufacturers of these systems seems not very happy. And we have NOTHING! laughing
  12. Petrol cutter 1 February 2020 21: 23 New
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    Looking at the comments ...
    I'm also not a professional, but an amateur. There are suspicions that to write off American systems from the accounts ... I categorically would not. This is fraught with consequences.
  13. honest people 2 February 2020 17: 22 New
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    Quote: Kleber
    Quote: Amateur
    Amerov's “Aegis” “by the teeth” has also not yet been checked by anyone.


    In April 2014, the Su-24, having only Khibin KREP, successfully simulated an attack on an American destroyer with Aegis 12 times. Aegis was modestly silent.