Nuclear Weapons, War with Iraq, and U.S. Security Strategy in the Middle East; Strategic Insights: v.1, issue 6 (August 2002)
Russell, James A.
Wirtz, James J.
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The reorientation of U.S. strategic deterrence away from Russia and towards proliferators and rogue regimes has focused U.S. policy and planning on the Middle East. In the short term, it could force the Bush administration to come to terms with the full implications of preventive war strategies. Over the long term, it will raise questions about the relevance of nuclear deterrence as a basis for strategic relations in the region. The Nuclear Posture Review steers the United Sates into uncharted waters in the region. Strategic thinking, not unlike the work that was undertaken during the first decades of the Cold War, is needed to flesh out U.S. strategy.
This article appeared in Strategic Insights (August 2002), v.1 no.6
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