Israel's Arrow Missile Defense System Led Iran to Shift Its Tactics

(Jerusalem Post) Yonah Jeremy Bob - Association for Israeli Military History chairman Col. (res.) Beni Michaelson said Tuesday that Israel's Arrow missile system had already succeeded in pushing Iran to shift its military tactics. If for years Iran was focused almost exclusively on developing medium-range ballistic missiles to fire at Israel from its own territory, the Arrow convinced Iran to seek alternate tactics to threaten Israel, Michaelson said. "They are trying to shorten the range [for attacking Israel] so they can fire more rockets" from Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, he said. Michaelson argued that Tehran's decision to try to move its rockets to those proxy areas was an acknowledgment that their medium-range ballistic missiles would be an insufficient threat to Israel because the Arrow would likely shoot them down.

2020-02-19 00:00:00

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