Where were the "Patriot" for billions? Pentagon demanded to explain inaction of American missile defense

The Pentagon was asked to explain for the inaction of US missile defense in the Middle East.

The American organization, The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, demanded that the head of the US Department of Defense explain himself to the utter futility of US missile defense systems deployed in the Middle East. According to members of one of the leading American organizations, with colossal expenditures on the deployment of missile defense assets, they are completely useless.

“The Iranian regime fired 16 ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases with US forces. In the absence of ballistic missile interceptors, American troops could only watch and wait for the strike. Although not a single American or coalition partner was killed during the attack, the next time things could be different. <...> Although the United States has defensive systems capable of protecting the bases in Ain Assad and Erbil, the bases remained vulnerable because the United States did not have sufficient missile defense capabilities. The United States possessed preliminary launch data, tracked missiles while they were in the air, and provided their troops with an early warning of their approach. But there were no options for intercepting when the missiles were launched. ”- stated in the "Fund for the Protection of Democracies."

Moreover, the United States still cannot say with certainty exactly how many missiles Iran fired - initially reported 14 ballistic missiles launched by Tehran, later only 11 missiles were reported, and today in Washington they say that in reality Iran struck with 16 ballistic missiles. This means that at the time of the strike, the United States did not control the situation at all.