Iron Dome -- the newly beloved missile defense system that nobody wanted

How a misfit defense minister pushed through a project that defied the IDF’s offensive spirit, and that proved crucial in the latest Gaza-Israel hostilities

Were it not for Iron Dome, and with over 300 rockets fired from Gaza between Friday and Tuesday, military officials said, Israel might now be deeply embroiled in a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. Alternatively, were it not for Iron Dome, they said, Israel might not have made the decision to blow up Zuhair al-Qaissi in his car in Gaza City on Friday, no matter how great the concern that he was about to orchestrate a major terrorist infiltration from the ... Full Story »

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Randy Morrow
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by Randy Morrow - Mar. 16, 2012

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More of a general history of this Israeli system with highlighting of Israel’s reluctance to develop/field “defensive” weapons.

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