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Is the six the day of fighting in Gaza.
Israel is continuing to target sites and -- militants are using to fire rockets into Israel Palestinians say fifty civilians killed so far.
Joining us now is lieutenant colonel Ralph Peters Fox News strategic analyst because I look at the military news that comes out of the Middle East I'm struck by one thing.
And that's Israel's -- -- dole the missile defense that it has.
It seems to mean isn't this one of the most important weapons of modern wolf -- a.
Very few weapons touted as revolutionary -- this is revolutionary.
And what you're doing with his iron dome that's it shoots an anti missile missile into the sky and very short notice.
Rapidly detected and -- rocket or missile out of the sky.
Stewart basically what you're doing is firing a bullet to stop a bullet on that flight is astonishing.
And there're there are two game changes here is it's.
Second -- like he's it will peak I'm told that a lot of the rockets are stopped -- -- -- don't but not all of them.
Well not all or.
That's true for two reasons.
One the iron dome system has not yet been fully deployed there are more batteries coming at some point -- just -- matter of numbers.
-- -- fired more rockets then there are missiles -- to take him out of the sky did some get through and that's a problem.
And that leads to number two the weight people will try to overwhelm this whether -- -- missile defense is on our aircraft carriers or iron dome.
Is to overwhelm them with numbers and volleys.
The past a certain point as long as you can knock down -- strategic and operational rockets ones -- hit Tel Aviv could hit Jerusalem.
It it truly has a revolutionary impact.
I where I had one reports that suggested that there would too.
Largest scale rockets that had been fired into Israel.
Iron dome would not down both of them.
These one normalcy normal that the smaller rockets that go often those -- -- -- -- this was to launch Disco ones both of them -- knocked out of the sky.
It a customer though if one of the big ones gets through that's a real problem that changes the whole face in the Middle East doesn't.
Well and it doesn't it there are.
Advantages -- the bigger the rocket the bigger the target the bigger the rocket the longer the flight path therefore the more time and it can be a matter of micro seconds that.
The more time you have to detect it and knock it down so there are certainly tradeoffs but the ultimate game changer.
On the Islamist terrorists side would be the advent of weapons of mass destruction especially nukes that the iron dome system really this is.
It's a testament.
To -- not only to enter Israel's military capability.
But to its remarkable.
Technological capability iron -- was developed in concert.
With United States we work together on this but nonetheless here's this little tiny stake in the Middle East the only real success story the Middle East hands.
Coming up with something over which we a long labored for decades but it was an astonishingly it would change the such.
Waste on the ground elsewhere in the world.
Hi I'm thinking of North Korea.
They fire off the occasional rocket -- missile aimed at some place else Japan for example.
And iron dome system that could knock it out of the -- would change the whole equation.
I think that will be true a lot of other places around the world and is -- house -- and don't all right.
-- what it will take time for to proliferate its very sophisticated technology is protected so it's not gonna pop up.
Elsewhere overnight but yes has five cents it is ultimately is a revolutionary.
But the history of warfare and weapons tells us that for every revolutionary development.
There is ultimately counterrevolution.
It will take time the meantime the bad guys -- response is going to be.
Volume of fire to -- -- and so many rockets and missiles that overwhelms iron dome or similar just defenses.
But over time scientists will whether it's advanced stealth technology for missiles or something else there will be a counter it's.
-- it's -- never ending.
Give and take and sad to -- Stewart.
Has proven to be the most ingenious field for human innovation in our history is a species -- Very true -- thanks for joining us -- -- that's always a pleasure thank you thank you.
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