World Israel reports successful test of 'David's Sling' missile-defense system

Israeli officials say a joint US-Israeli missile-defense system known as 'David's Sling' will be fully operational next year. The system is meant to counter medium-range missiles possessed by enemies throughout the region.

Israeli officials announced Wednesday that a joint U.S.-Israeli missile-defense system has successfully passed a new test and is expected to be operational next year — a development that would provide an important tool in protecting the country against Hezbollah militants in Lebanon.