Deciding about Deterrence
An interesting National Journal article on whether deterrence would work with a nuclear-armed Iran.
It doesn't, however, adequately examine two things:
- What happens if a nuclear-armed Iran becomes more of a safe haven for terrorist groups than it is now and openly distributes nuclear weapons to terrorists?
- What if the deterrence advocates are wrong? The historical examples cited, with the possible exception of Hitler, do not involve deterring what amounts to a death cult.