On that one, I'll cop a plea. Honestly, I could have made this chapter twice as long as it was. I had originally scripted a scene or two referring to Patriots being used against incoming SCUD's and the interplay of those two dueling systems. (I've seen arguments about the reliability of Patriots in both directions and it's an interesting topic, to be sure.)I do have a question of why the Patriots weren't used which was a regular thing during the conflict.
The attack on Israel, (I wish I'd have stated this more clearly) was something of a lucky shot. A SCUD that had somehow managed to avoid the myriad levels of defense and struck at a particularly vulnerable moment.
Ramat Gan was actually the site of an attack, but, thankfully, that resulted in far fewer casualties OTL than in TTL.
In the "Director's Cut" version, I'd have thrown in more about Patriot missiles. I also had a black-ops raid on a chemical weapons facility that I had to cut. I wanted to do more with Percy on Mars, but it's tough to write compelling scenes about robots.
As always, thank you all for reading and keep those comments coming.