"Self-destruction has never kept religious zealots from launching attacks against those they perceive as their enemies. Suicide bombers are the best example of this." Suicide bombers are the best example that leaders use them as the rank-and-file, or the cannon fodder for their quest, but that they, the leaders, never desire to sacrifice themselves in the fight. You still have no answer to my question: How does nuclear blackmail work?
Chairman of U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says Iran deal lowers near-term atomic arms risk (Reuters)
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