Latest "iron dome" stories
In the wake of recent missile and drone attacks against the UAE by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, there’s a fresh opportunity to integrate air and missile defense in the Mideast, says Lt. Gen. Michael Kurilla.
The House passed legislation overwhelmingly to provide $1 billion to Israel to restock its Iron Dome short-range missile defense system just days after Democrats removed the funding from a broad stopgap spending bill.
A proposal to send Israel $1 billion for the Iron Dome air defense system has been cut out of a stopgap government funding bill, meant to avoid a government shutdown after Sept. 30, in order to ease its passage in the House.
Austin's first talks in Israel since he became Pentagon chief in January come as the United States seeks to leverage Middle East diplomatic progress made by the Trump administration.
By Robert Burns, The Associated Press
Juniper Cobra is a joint Isreal-U.S. missile defense exercise that officially kicked off March 3 and was slated to last until March 13.
By Shawn Snow