Council on Foreign Relations Backgrounder: Ballistic Missile Defense

Jonathan Masters

Introduction U.S. ballistic missile defense systems are designed to protect the U.S. homeland, deployed military forces, and allies from limited attacks. The Pentagon originally sought development of ballistic missile defense (BMD) technology to counter the Soviet nuclear threat during the […]

Does Israel’s US-funded Iron Dome make the world safer?

Azriel Bermant

The missile defence shield, currently blocking Hamas rockets, limits the need for pre-emptive strikes by any country that has it Throughout the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, Israel’s Iron Dome defence system has received extensive coverage in the […]