The Man Behind Iron Dome

At Tablet, Eetta Prince-Gibson profiles Amir Peretz, the man behind the development of the Iron Dome defense system, a “paradigmatic shift in Israeli military thinking.” Many of Israeli’s military and political leaders had reservations about creating a defense system. “We call our army, the Israel Defense Forces, but our military strategy has always been built on offensive capabilities,” Peretz told Prince-Gibson. “The military was concerned that defensive strategies would make our enemies think that we are weak.”

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