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dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, Michael J.
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-12T12:53:56Z
dc.date.available2018-04-12T12:53:56Z
dc.date.issued2018-04-11
dc.identifier.citationMichael J. Armstrong; The effectiveness of rocket attacks and defenses in Israel, Journal of Global Security Studies, Volume 3, Issue 2, 11 April 2018, pages 113-132en_US
dc.identifier.issn2057-3170
dc.identifier.issn2057-3189
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/13431
dc.description.abstractThis empirical article studies rocket attacks and defenses in Israel during operations Protective Edge, Pillar of Defense, and Cast Lead, and also during the Second Lebanon War. It analyzes publicly available counts of rockets fired, fatalities, casualties, and property damage. The estimates suggest that interceptor deployment and civil defense improvements both reduced Israel’s losses slightly during Pillar of Defense and substantially during Protective Edge. They also imply that interceptor performance during Pillar of Defense may have been overstated. Ground offensives were the most expensive way to prevent rocket casualties. Interceptors were at least as cost-effective as military offensives, and their advantage improved over time.Without its countermeasures, Israel’s rocket casualties could have been more than fifty times higher during Operation Protective Edge. These results imply that Israel’s rocket concerns were more justified than critics admit, but its military operations were less worthwhile than intended.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.subjectMissile defenseen_US
dc.subjectCounterterrorismen_US
dc.subjectArab-Israeli conflicten_US
dc.subjectOperations researchen_US
dc.subjectMilitary combaten_US
dc.subjectInternational security studiesen_US
dc.titleThe Effectiveness of Rocket Attacks and Defenses in Israelen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/jogss/ogx028


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