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For Israel, Iron Dome missile defense system represents breakthrough

For Israel, Iron Dome missile defense system represents breakthrough

Ernesto Londoño, Sunday
December 2

TEL AVIV — The newest battery of Israel’s stunningly effective missile defense system had been in place in Tel Aviv for just a few hours when militants in the Gaza Strip launched the first long-range rocket that threatened to slam into the densely populated coastal city.

The Iron Dome Effect

The Iron Dome Effect

The National Interest, 21 November 2012

A week into Operation Pillar of Defense, Israeli casualties remain miraculously low and the IDF remains firmly ensconced on the Israeli side of the Gaza border, passing the time by playing cards and the smartphone game Words with Friends. To the surprise of many, the Israeli government has yet to order its ground forces into the Hamas-controlled enclave, as it did four years ago in Operation Cast Lead and into Lebanon during the 2006 Second Lebanon War. This lack of a ground invasion is in part due to the remarkable success of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

Israel’s Iron Dome Plays Growing Role in Gaza Conflict

 

Israel’s Iron Dome Plays Growing Role in Gaza Conflict

Nov. 16, 2012

 

 

BEERSHEVA, Israel — Iron Dome, Israel’s much vaunted anti-missile defense system, is playing an increasingly important role in the growing confrontation between the Jewish state and Gaza-based militants.

From Sudan to cyber, secret war with Iran heats up

From Sudan to cyber, secret war with Iran heats up

 

Reuters, 6 November 2012

(Reuters) - From a suspected Israeli airstrike in Sudan to cyber warfare in the Gulf and a drone shot down over Israel, the largely hidden war between Iran and its foes seems heating up and spreading.

Harvard Tracks Mexican Drug Gangs via Google

Harvard Tracks Mexican Drug Gangs via Google

Hannah Stone 29 October 2012

According to a study which used Google searches to map the activity of drug cartels in Mexico, these criminal organizations are far from overrunning the whole country, being active in less than a third of the country's municipalities.

Discouraging Any Iranian Decision to Produce Highly Enriched Uranium

Discouraging Any Iranian Decision to Produce Highly Enriched Uranium

David Albright, Andrea Stricker, and Christina Walrond
October 25, 2012

 

 

Any official Iranian announcement to make highly enriched uranium (uranium enriched more than 20 percent) should be seen as unacceptable. Iran should consider that many will view such a decision as equivalent to initiating a breakout to acquire nuclear weapons, reducing any chance for negotiations to work and potentially increasing the chances for military strikes and war.

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