Mutual Assured Destruction - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • George
    • 08.01.07 | 14:42 (IST)

    kept the world safe during the Cold War. If I were in the Iranian gov't, I'd sure want a deterrent to counter the itchy trigger fingers in Israel and the USA. So far we have not heard of the Iranians using cruise missiles, mainly because the propulsion technique is well beyond them, but ballistic missiles can do the job, even against Patriots and Arrows. If Iran is short of warheads, it can launch a first wave to trigger ABM launches, followed by a wave with a few nukes inside. So there's a good chance that they can take out Tel Aviv, but it would cost them Teheran and several other cities. That's what MAD is all about. It keeps the itchy trigger fingers under control on all sides.

    from the article: An alibi for the Arrow
    First published 00:00 08.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 08.01.07
Haaretz Headlines
Near the West Bank shooting attack that wounded four people, June 29, 2015.

Israeli lightly hurt in West Bank shooting

IDF investigating report; late Saturday, Israeli soldier lightly wounded after being hit by a car outside a military outpost in the West Bank.

Gal Hirsch.

FBI gave police intel on Gal Hirsch in 2013

AG set to examine materials concerning two defense deals by prospective police chief and former IDF commander.

An F-35 Lightning II fighter jet.

Fears resurface over U.S. arms sales to Gulf States

The lifting of arms embargo on Iran is sending the Middle East into a frenzied conventional arms race, reigniting decades-old concerns in Israel for its military edge over Arab states.

Oliver Sacks

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies at 82

Sacks explained in February he was in late stages of terminal cancer.