Iron Dome Moves North

(Strategy Page) In response to the likely threat from Iranian forces in Lebanon and Syria, Israel announced it was stationing a battalion of its Iron Dome anti-rocket systems in northern Israel. There is also a battalion assigned to southern Israel to defend against the rockets Hamas had amassed in Gaza. After Iran-backed Hizbullah launched a major rocket attack in 2006 and convinced Israel that Iron Dome was worth developing and deploying, the system was seen as an emergency weapon, to be kept in storage and mobilized for use in wartime. It has not worked out that way.

2017-10-27 00:00:00

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