How good is Iron Dome, Israel’s missile defense system, three years after its debut? A new video posted to YouTube appears to shows Hamas send a salvo of at least 12 unguided rockets at Israel. The results were probably not what the terrorists were hoping for. Show More Summary
The triumphant test was a much-needed win for the nation's Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, and a huge relief for Boeing, the aerospace defense contractor behind the $40 billion project. The need to recreate spacelike conditions is a result of the very nature of Boeing's missile defense system. Show More Summary
Guam, because of its military bases, Army anti-ballistic missile system and location 3,300 miles west of Hawaii is an increasingly important strategic hub for the U.S. Asia-Pacific rebalance, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said today. Work’s visit here was part […]
The Iron Dome missile defense system, developed by Israel on American dime, was seen as an important development in Israel's national defense efforts. Being strictly defensive and reactive, and apparently highly effective at its mission...Show More Summary
The tactically adroit Israel Defense Forces are doing an ever-better job of fighting the information war. Throughout Operation Protective Edge, IDF maps, graphics, videos, and other communications tools have illustrated Hamas’s consistent and routine transformation of civilian areas into launch pads for some 3,000 rockets blasted wildly into Israel. Show More Summary
We've been inundated with reports about the almost miraculous success of Israel's 'Iron Dome' missile defense system. To my Israeli relatives, its success is an absolute article of faith. But does it actually work? A very credible ballistics...Show More Summary
Here are two questions you will not often hear from your average American: How large a threat is Iran’s fictional ICBM arsenal, and what is the Pentagon doing to protect us from this imaginary threat? I am pleased to report our government is working on the answers. They are, in order, “worryingly grave” and “send more money and we’ll get back to you.”
Defense giant Raytheon, facing reduced Pentagon orders, is betting self-guided Tomahawk missiles will change the Navy's mind. For defense contractor Raytheon, this summer's hectic news cycle coincided with an important time for their well-known Tomahawk missiles. Show More Summary
Talk radio host Mark Levin slammed President Barack Obama for being more willing to fight the Tea Party than America’s enemies on Wednesday. “Obama didn’t deploy the defensive missile systems... so Putin doesn’t see Obama as strong” he argued. Show More Summary
Two scientists offer wildly different takes on how well Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system works.
Four Republicans and four Democrats voted against a bill that would fund Israel's missile defense system, do you know who they were?
US President Barack Obama signed a bill on Monday granting an additional $225 million to Israel for the procurement of the Iron Dome missile defense system to counter short-range rocket threats. “This funding will ensure that IsraelShow More Summary
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As the fighting in Gaza escalated over the past few weeks, Congress said and did little, except for a bi-partisan bill just before recess to replenish aid to Israel’s missile defense program. At a time when nearly everything is grounds for noisy partisan rancor, the reason behind this unusual silence and cooperation is perhaps because Congress…
The US Congress approved $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, credited with destroying missiles fired by Hamas before they could reach their targets. House of Representatives approved the funding by 395-8 in a late Friday vote. The […]
The U.S. Senate as well as the House approved a $225-million support for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system on Friday, the day two Israeli soldiers were killed and another one was taken prisoner in Gaza. Israel's attacks killed 80 more people in Gaza.
The U.S. Congress approved $225 million in emergency funding for Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile defense system on Friday, sending the measure to President Barack Obama to be signed into law. The House of Representatives approved the funding by a 395-8 vote late on Friday, several hours after the Senate passed it unanimously. Show More Summary
Congress on Friday rushed to approve a bill providing $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.
A missile is launched by an “Iron Dome” battery, a short-range missile defence system designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, on July 15, 2014 in southern Israeli. Photo by David Buimovitch/AFP/Getty...Show More Summary