Posts Tagged ‘missile defense’

Israeli Arrow II Missile SystemPhoto: Israeli Arrow II missile system. Israel developed the Arrow II in response to what it says is an Iranian missile threat [GETTY].

Excerpts from article:

“For all of its 61 years in existence, Israel has considered itself in a permanent war of survival. It has developed a national system which places great emphasis on its military and intelligence capabilities.”

“Iran is not yet in a position to launch a first strike against Israel. This is perhaps a key concern because Israel has a reputation for not allowing a first strike capability to develop.

“It has a record of destroying the Egyptian ballistic missile industry under Gamal Abdel Nasser, the late Egyptian president; destroying French-built Iraqi nuclear reactors outside Baghdad at Osirak in 1981, and interdicting the supply of arms moving through Sudan as recently as January this year.”

Missile defense system scrapped

Posted: September 17, 2009 in Iran, Israel
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Sky News: “The White House is to scrap Bush administration plans to build a missile-defence system in Poland and the Czech Republic.”

It would have provided long-range defense against missile attacks from Iran or Russia. To scrap this now – in order to appease Putin – is short-sighted indeed.