Edward Teller and Star Wars - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • anonymou
    • 10.11.11 | 01:19 (IST)

    I remember when Teller was pushing star wars defense and all the critics told him it would not work and would be too costly. He really wanted to keep us safe from a Chinese missile; however, star wars would not have been effective, and the argument was that an effective strategic defense (star wars) would make mutual deterrence obsolete, because a protected nation could throw as many bombs as it wanted. At this time, no strategic defense works, including the iron dome. We depend on mutual deterrence. People always argued with Teller (I am sorry he had a heart attack), but he argued with Jane Fonda over safety in nuclear plants, yet we had 3 mile island, Chernobyl and Japan's recent incident.

    from the article: Can Israel live with the Iranian bomb?
    First published 13:55 09.11.11 | Last updated 13:55 09.11.11
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