Mounting tensions between Israel and its neighbors are adding urgency to Israel's plan to field additional Iron Dome anti-rocket systems. The problem at hand is that an increase in operational use of the system has exposed shortcomings that have led six out of 30 intercept attempts to fail in Iron Dome's second combat test. The rockets that were missed resulted in fatalities and injuries to Israeli civilians. While the failures are still under examination, it appears that most of ...


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