David Rodman

David Rodman is the author of Defense and Diplomacy in Israel’s National Security Experience: Tactics, Partnerships, and Motives and Arms Transfers to Israel: The Strategic Logic Behind American Military Assistance. His latest book, Sword and Shield of Zion: The Israel Air Force in the Arab–Israeli Conflict, 1948–2012, will be published in spring 2013 by Sussex Academic Press.

Israel’s defenses against rockets and ballistic missiles provide important strategic benefits to the state, and they may change the face of Middle Eastern warfare in the future.