Iran Activates ‘Real Iron Dome’ Missile Defense System

Iranian officials are touting the efficiency of a new national missile defense system that has been dubbed Iran’s “real Iron Dome,” a reference to the joint U.S.-Israeli missile shield that protects the Jewish state from incoming terrorist rockets.

Tehran also has begun to mass-produce its own fighter jets, as well as suicide combat drones and what it dubbed “the world’s first missile evading drone,” according to recent announcements made by the country’s military and political leaders. Continue reading

Israel launches scores of airstrikes into Gaza

(CBS News) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes early Saturday, the military said, widening a blistering assault on Gaza rocket operations to include the prime minister’s headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels.

Correspondent Allen Pizzey reports that, despite vague talk of a cease-fire, Hamas managed to hit a southern Israeli city with four rockets, and retaliation continued unabated. Continue reading