If Israel Doesn't Block Missile Technology to Iran's Allies, It Could Lose the Ability to Defend Itself

(Wall Street Journal) Felicia Schwartz - Israel has been hitting targets in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq to try to prevent Iran from moving military supplies to its Lebanese ally Hizbullah. Israeli officials say allowing a foe to obtain missile technology that could overwhelm Israel's defenses is unacceptable. "If someone is not ready to risk anything, he will not gain anything," said Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror, who was Israeli national security adviser from 2011 to 2013. "Here we might lose the ability to defend ourselves if they succeed to build on top of what they already have." Hizbullah has a few dozen precision-guided missiles, mostly smuggled in from Syria, according to Israeli officials. Hizbullah isn't able to produce them in significant numbers yet, they say.

2019-09-16 00:00:00

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