Lt. Gen VK Saxena
This article argues that in the ‘duel’ involving the launch of rockets by Hamas, Fatah, Islamic Jihad and other Palestinian left wing groups from Gaza and their engagement by the Israelis using the Iron Dome air defence system, the latter will fall short on several counts.
What could be done to address the above situation – the author presents a viewpoint.
The issue has been examined in its entirety staring from the perspective of the eternal cause-effect cycle between air threat and air defence.
BUILDING THE PERSPECTIVE
The eternal cause-effect
All air defence weapons,be it on land, sea or air, exist for the sole purpose of countering the adversary’s threat that is prosecuted from the air….