Iran's Attack on Iraq Shows How Precise Missiles Have Become

(Economist-UK) Satellite photographs of Ain al-Asad, an air base in western Iraq currently used by American forces, showed the aftermath of an Iranian ballistic-missile strike on Jan. 8. They were pictures of precision. The missiles scored six direct hits against evacuated aircraft hangars. "The most important takeaway from Iran's strike is just how precise their short-range ballistic missiles were," says Vipin Narang of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "The accuracy revolution is real....This has huge implications for modern conflict." Similar precision was on display in an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities on Sep. 14.

2020-01-17 00:00:00

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