The New Middle East Arms Race Is Not What You Think
The National Interest -

Michael Peck

Security, Middle East

Kites vs drones. 

'Tis the time's plague when toy drones battle kamikaze kites.

In the long, bloody Middle Eastern arms race, two new contenders have appeared. In the one corner is Hamas, which is so outgunned by Israel that it has resorted to launching flaming kites across the border to set Israeli farms ablaze. But the Israelis have their own secret weapons: toy drones, flown by civilian hobbyists, to intercept the incendiary intruders.

The weird aerial...


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