If there's one fact illustrating the extent of Israel's exposure to rocket and mortar fire from hostile forces it is that a looming tripling of systems to counter such threats will still leave large parts of the country vulnerable. If there is an upside to the situation, it is the knowledge that years of investment to field an effective defense—first into lasers and then a missile interceptor—have proved fruitful. Now the focus is turning to increasing defensive capacities and ...


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