Israel's 'Iron Dome' defense
An "Iron Dome" short-range missile defense system is pictured near the northern Israeli city of Haifa on January 28, 2013. The Iron Dome defense missile system is designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells.
Fearing a retaliatory strike in response to any US military action, or that Syrian chemical weapons could fall into the hands of Islamist militants, Israel is taking steps to defend itself.
September 1, 2013 4:00 AM PDT
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| Caption by: James Martin
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