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.
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