Wednesday, October 17, 2007

USA & Israel to Boost Missile Defense

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates met with Ehud Barak at the Pentagon yesterday for discussions on joint plans for an integrated system to defend our best friend in the middle east.

Both the United States and Israel have agreed to step up efforts for work on the David's Sling system which is designed to shoot down incoming rockets, the kind which has been used by Hezbollah Islamic Thugs in Lebanon. Israel is separately developing a system---the Iron Dome will deal with shorter range rockets that Hamas Islamic Thugs are using.

Israel and the United States likewise plan to upgrade the Arrow ballistic interception system so that it may be more effective in dealing with long range Shehab Missiles or Syrian Scuds.