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The Point of No Return - Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic
For the Obama administration, the prospect of a nuclearized Iran is dismal to contemplate— it would create major new national-security challenges and crush the president’s dream of ending nuclear proliferation. But the view from Jerusalem is still more dire: a nuclearized Iran represents, among other things, a threat to Israel’s very existence. In the gap between Washington’s and Jerusalem’s views of Iran lies the question: who, if anyone, will stop Iran before it goes nuclear, and how? As Washington and Jerusalem study each other intensely, here’s an inside look at the strategic calculations on both sides—and at how, if things remain on the current course, an Israeli air strike will unfold.
Israel_Iran  U.S._Foreign_Policy_Iran  U.S._Foreign_Policy_Israel  Benjamin_Netanyahu  Mutually_Assured_Destruction  Nuclear_Proliferation  Nuclear_Terrorism 
august 2010 by jrick

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