Israel fires the head of its missile defense programs

The Defense Ministry has dismissed the head of Israel’s missile defense organization, Yair Ramati, for improperly maintaining state secrets.

Ramati, who was responsible for Israel’s Iron Dome, David’s Sling and Arrow missile defense system, committed “severe information security violations,” the ministry says.

As a result, “he cannot continue to hold his position at the Defense Ministry,” according to a statement.

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