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North Korea missile crisis echoes Israel's anti-rocket strategy

The direct military solution to missiles is to destroy them on the ground

North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missileshave been making headlines again. There’s also been serious controversy over how the United States and other countries should react to that threat. To that end, it might help to examine Israel’s experience in dealing with actual rocket attacks.

Some of my research has explored the properties of its interceptor systems. Israel is a leader in missile countermeasures because of its neighbours. It has experienced rocket fire for more than a decade from Hamas militants in Gaza and Hezbollah militants in Lebanon. The ...

First Published: Wed, August 16 2017. 16:27 IST