December 17, 2012

The Hyping of Iron Dome

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

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Israel's missile defense syste, Iron Dome, didn't perform as well as press hype would have us believe.

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TAGGED: Israel, Missile Defense, Iron Dome


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