Israel’s Iron Dome System Leaves Key Threats Unanswered

Although Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted its first missile in April 2011, it officially came of age last November during Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense, the latest iteration of the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Of some 500 Gaza-fired rockets and missiles that Iron Dome’s radar identified as likely to hit populated areas, as opposed to falling into the sea or open fields, about 420 were shot down, for a success rate of 85 percent. In the process Iron Dome provided the majority of Israel’s population with a deep sense of security: Though they were being […]

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