Meet Israel's Home-front Hero: Iron Dome

The anti-missile system is a remarkable technical achievement, developed quickly and at low cost. But so far, Israel’s the only country that needs one.

The Iron Dome system for intercepting enemy missiles and rockets was being hailed as a hero in 2012’s Operation Pillar of Defense. Now, during Operation Protective Edge, its achievements have been even greater. It is hard to imagine the damage and loss of life that would have occurred in Israel without Iron Dome, which has shot down over 900 rockets so far. The 90% interception rate, a...