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Missile Threats in the Middle East

The history of rocket attack is hundreds of years old.  The British used rockets against Fort McHenry in the War of 1812.  The Germans used the V1 and V2 against England in World War Two.  Israel suffered from rocket attacks and Egyptian Scuds in 1973, Iraqi Scuds during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, Katyushas from Hezbollah, and Kassams from the Palestinians…

 

 

In the aftermath of the 2nd Lebanon War, Israel’s enemies are accelerating their acquisition of a new generation of rockets and missiles with high explosive, biological or chemical warheads.

This section explains these threats in detail.

 

   

 
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