Letter to London Review of Books - re Missile Defence

Adam Shatz [Short Cuts – on Jeffrey Goldberg’s article in Atlantic Monthly - LRB, 23-9-10] doesn’t mention Israel’s well-layered, (mostly US-funded) Missile Defense Systems.

IRON DOME – the latest – will become operational sometime this year and according to Israeli Top Brass, the Defense Systems will be “enabling” to the Strategic forces. (See article and interview in DefenseNews, May 31st 2010.)

All this could mean that they anticipate being safe from retaliation if they attack Iran’s nuclear sites – especially given that Israeli spooks already believe they have Iranian missile sites usefully hacked into.

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