23 December 2011 — Global Research
Preparing for a Confrontation with Iran: Beefing Up Israel’s Missile Defense
Turning point in the Structure of Israel’s Air Defense System
In late December 2008, coinciding with the onslaught of Israel’s “Operation Cast Lead” directed against Gaza, the Pentagon dispatched some 100 military personnel to Israel from US European Command (EUCOM) to assist Israel in setting up a new sophisticated X-band early warning radar system as part of a new and integrated air defense system. (See defense.gov/news/, December 30, 2011). The project had been approved by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in September 2008.