When dealing with terrorists, deterrence is a useless tool
Obviously, the individual terrorist, the suicide bomber, cannot be deterred, no matter how powerful Israel is, but can Hezbollah, Hamas, the Islamic Jihad, Al-Qaida be deterred?
Deterring war is far better than waging war. The best recent example of a successful deterrence policy practiced by the United States and the Soviet Union in the decades after World War II was the Cold War, a policy which prevented the outbreak of a real war. The strategy of Washington and Moscow in those years was based on a recognition that war would lead to mutually assured...
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