Iran is not the only Middle Eastern country where saber-rattling seems to be in vogue; Syria also wants the world to know it has a formidable surface-to-surface missile capability. For the first time ever, the Iranian ally recently televised the launch of a Scud-B, SS-21 “Tochka,” and Syrian 600- and 302-mm heavy rockets. The public demonstration represents a paradigm shift by the Syrian regime, according to Uzi Rubin, former head of Israel's Missile Defense Organization. “In 30 ...

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