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    • Jean-Paul DOGUET
    • 01.10.07 | 13:18 (IST)

    It is an interesting survey, but I find the ideas of many Israeli a bit strange. "About half of the Israeli respondents who back using nuclear weapons said they saw it as a possible way of preventing war; the other half said they supported using nuclear arms during a war." If you USE nuclear weapons, you cannot say you PREVENT a war, because you actually make a war. This answer is confusing, it shows that many Isreali don't really accept what nuclear deterence is. Its principle is that you OWN nuclear weapons not to use them actually , but to prevent an attack.

    from the article: Poll: 72% of Israelis back use of nuclear arms in certain circumstances
    First published 00:00 01.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 01.10.07
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