Israel Looks to Bolster Arms Capabilities
Boese, Wade, Arms Control Today
After absorbing thousands of rocket and missile attacks this summer, Israel is keener than ever to expand its missile defenses. As international tensions with Iran mount, Israel also is moving to boost its offensive military capabilities with the purchase of two new submarines.
Reacting to the July 12 kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah militants, Israel launched a four-week offensive to root out and eliminate members of the radical Shiite group in southern Lebanon. As Israeli air strikes pounded targets across southern Lebanon and its ground forces poured across the border, Hezbollah unleashed a torrent of rocket attacks against northern Israeli cities.
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Publication information: Article title: Israel Looks to Bolster Arms Capabilities. Contributors: Boese, Wade - Author. Magazine title: Arms Control Today. Volume: 36. Issue: 8 Publication date: October 2006. Page number: 28+. © 2003 Arms Control Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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