July 17, 2014

How Israel Learned to Love Missile Defense

Taylor Dinerman, National Review

The Associated Press

Gradually Israeli leaders came to recognize that missile defense was just as important as other forms of air power. Thanks in part to U.S. funding, the Arrow missile-defense system was built and deployed along with a limited number of Patriot-missile batteries. Israelis had long been used to having bomb shelters in their homes and neighborhoods, and they came to accept missile defenses as just another form of homeland protection.

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TAGGED: Israel, Iron Dome, Missile Defense, Gaza


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Time for a Truce in Gaza
Toronto Star
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Why Gaza Doesn't Have Bomb Shelters
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