In the back of their minds, the IDF knows ... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Raymond in DC
    • 24.03.11 | 17:22 (IST)

    ... that Iron Dome is currently limited to only one or two functional batteries. If they're fielded, and if the system responds only to those projectiles headed for population centers or strategic sites it will look bad and invite Hamas and IJ to fire *more* missiles in an attempt to overwhelm the system. That will result in increased pressure on the IDF to respond - at a time when, for political reasons, it is only inclined to "proportional" or limited retaliation. In the end, Israel will relearn an old lesson - that the best defense is a good offense. As it is, aggression from Gaza is virtually cost-free - except for Israel which carries the cost through such systems as Iron Dome. A more aggressive, disproportionate response, will take the war back to those who seem to want it - Hamas and IJ.

    from the article: What about the Iron Dome?
    First published 02:53 24.03.11 | Last updated 02:53 24.03.11
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