Needed: An Effective Response to the Rocket Threat

[Ynet News] Ron Ben-Yishai - Even though the Arrow and Patriot batteries are capable of intercepting ballistic missiles, they would not suffice should massive, intensive barrages be fired at Israel's home front and military sites, as the Iranians and Syrians plan and prepare to do. And Israel has no response at all for medium- and short-range rockets. Israel has been living with this threat since the 1960s. Yet never before had its enemies possessed missiles and warheads at such quantity and quality, which present a new type of threat. Other countries in the Middle East may go through regime changes and join the axis of radical Islam, along with the weapons and modern missiles such countries possess. In light of this, the foremost national defense mission faced by Israel is to create a multilayered response to the problem of ground missiles and rockets, including the most primitive ones.

2006-09-25 01:00:00

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