March 12, 2012
Enter “the Patriot” Era
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This is the first time I’m seeing wire photos of Israel’s “Patriot”-style Iron Dome missile defense in operation. I just wish I had a better way to read these. Here (according to captions), we see the trail of an Israeli missile chasing a Palestinian rocket, and then two Patriot-style rockets in pursuit.
For greater orientation, here’s a launch.
And then, the most terrifying photo of the group (as much for the Israeli soldier getting off on it).
See the whole slideshow, and the human cost, via Telegraph: Israeli air strikes on Gaza and Palestinian rocket attacks.
(photo: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)