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The Israeli Experience in Missile Defense: Lessons for NATO

Jean-loup Samaan, Guillaume Lasconjarias

August 2013

Atlantic Council


Jean-Loup Samaan and Guillaume Lasconjarias, research fellows at the NATO Defense College in Italy, outline in this issue brief for the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security what NATO can learn from the Israeli experience in missile defense. Samaan and Lasconjarias identify five domains where Israel's missile defense experience may offer both helpful lessons and misleading analogies relevant to the NATO experience.