Israel's David's Sling Missile: Promising, but No Magic Wand

Israel's missile defenses are effective in limited conflicts, but no substitute for diplomacy.

Wednesday morning's successful test of the David’s Sling missile interceptor is good news for Israel’s missile defense program. Barring unexpected delays, the system, which is also known as Magic Wand and which has been in development since 2006, is expected to be operational within two years.