In a move that comes seemingly a couple of times a year, the Pentagon
has once again transferred a large sum of money to Israel to pay for
the nation’s “Iron Dome” system. $429 million was transferred “immediately” upon announcement of the deal.The funding was cheered by Israeli officials, who have touted the
missiles as a “game-changer” for the Israeli military, though their
actual effectiveness is very much in doubt.
The Iron Dome is designed as an extremely short-range missile defense
system, meant for shooting down the non-guided makeshift missiles that
are often fired from Gaza.
MIT missile expert Dr. Theodore Postol says Israel’s claims of effectiveness are almost certainly a myth, and that there is no physical way the missiles could hit 84 percent of rockets, as claimed by Israel.
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