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Israelís Iron Dome Rocket Defense, Built to Protect Civilians From Terror, Could Soon Protect US Arm
big peace ^ | 12/1/11 | Sun Tzu

Posted on 12/01/2011 9:03:26 PM PST by Nachum

The Jerusalem Post reports today that the U.S. Army is considering the purchase of Israel’s Iron Dome short-range missile defense system to protect bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Iron Dome was developed in response to persistent rocket attacks by the Palestinian Hamas terror group in Gaza, and the Hizbollah terror organization in southern Lebanon, both of which target Israeli civilians.

The system was deployed in southern Israel earlier this year, and has been largely successful.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: defense; dome; iron; rocket

1 posted on 12/01/2011 9:03:40 PM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 12/01/2011 9:09:25 PM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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Rockets are cheap and the system to destroy them is very costly. Knocking down a few doesn’t really protect from an all out assault. The Arabs have thousands of rockets in Lebanon, Syria and Gaza..the few that are fired now are really just H&I.
There will be no replacement for troops clearing out wide areas of the borders to protect Israel.
I don’t know how Israel is going to avoid a major war with it’s new Spring Neighbors.

3 posted on 12/01/2011 9:16:54 PM PST by Oldexpat (Wh)
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Israel has some very interesting surprises awaiting anyone with the bad judgment to attack her. The IDF has not exactly been asleep at the wheel the last few years.
4 posted on 12/01/2011 9:29:15 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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There will be no replacement for troops clearing out wide areas of the borders to protect Israel.

The troops should follow up after the artillery and bombs to mop up the survivors. In the 2006 Lebanon War Israel fired 177,000 artillery shells, but they used them to fight Hezbollah's war. If they had been used against the correct targets the demographic trend lines that favor Hezbollah in Lebanon would have been altered. No swamp, no mosquitoes.
5 posted on 12/01/2011 11:17:15 PM PST by fallujah-nuker (Pat Buchanan, kryptonite to RINO's)
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6 posted on 12/02/2011 5:16:36 AM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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So, to compare, because a bandage won’t stop the bleeding from severed limb, we should not have bandages?

Low-level missle strikes are a terrorist weapon, tactically useless, but stratigically important to wear down the target (Israel or, in this case, US troops).

The response to an all-out attack is counter-battery fire and an all-out counter-attack.

Iron Dome is the answer to low level, hit-and-run, crap when you don’t have a clear state actor.

7 posted on 12/02/2011 8:24:43 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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