Mr. Arens errs in analogy to Star Wars System - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jewboy
    • 30.10.07 | 23:11 (IST)

    Ragan's Star Wars program was meant to protect the US population from annihilation by soviet nuclear balistic missiles. In this case, the massive capital expenditures may have been worthwhile. It is ludicrous to compare Soviet nuclear missiles to the little Qassam rockets. In my view, it may not be worthwile to invest precious recources into developing expensive missile defense systems for Qassams. Better to apply these resources into more critical areas, such as missile defense systems against potential Iranian nuclear weapons, more equipment and training for ground troops, etc. Is there a low-cost solution to the Qassams?

    from the article: Intercepting Qassam rockets
    First published 00:00 30.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 30.10.07
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