The performance of the U.S.-backed Iron Dome missile defense system in Israel can only add to congressional support for co-production of the short-range system in the U.S. (see p. 24). In its fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill, the House requires the Missile Defense Agency to establish an Iron Dome program office and calls for negotiation with Israel for data rights to the technology and to explore co-production of the system. The Senate has yet to act on its version, which must be ...

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