The debate about the number of submarines Israel needs is essentially a debate about existential deterrence – just the sort of sensitive issue that must be properly regulated and 'normalized' by law
Dr. Avner Cohen is Professor of Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) and a Global Fellow with the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC where he is editor of the Digital Archive's 1967 War Collection. https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/the-1967-six-day-war. He is the author of among other books Israel and the Bomb (Columbia University Press, 1998) and The Worst Kept Secret: Israel’s Bargain with the Bomb (Columbia University Press, 2010).
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