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Dempsey calls Iron Dome ‘great success’

Top US general in country to oversee joint drill

Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Martin Dempsey, second from right, and other officials at the Iron Dome battery site on Tuesday. (photo credit: Courtesy US Embassy Tel Aviv, via Twitter)
Martin Dempsey, second from right, and other officials at the Iron Dome battery site on Tuesday. (photo credit: Courtesy US Embassy Tel Aviv, via Twitter)

General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, toured an Iron Dome battery on Tuesday and praised the technological achievement of the anti-missile system, calling it “a great success”.

“It is a great honor to be here, at an Iron Dome battery that is protecting Israel, and to know that we are partners to a very successful initiative ” Dempsey said at the site, located in southern Israel. “We are definitely proud of that.”

Dempsey is in Israel this week to oversee a large joint exercise between Israeli and US forces focused on missile defense.

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