Intractable Trauma Israel Doesn't Have to 'Get Over' the Holocaust

It's perfectly legitimate for Israel to recognize the Holocaust as a key factor in formulating its defense policy, despite the liberal polemics seeking a 'post-Holocaust' Israel.

Many years ago, I asked a senior French official to explain the strategic logic of France's independent nuclear capacity, its force de frappe. The Soviet Union, after all, had immeasurably greater and more powerful nuclear capacities. There was no question of mutual destruction or mutual deterrence.