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ROBERT GARD
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO IMAGINE A NUCLEAR STRIKE ON TEHRAN


22 2010
The notion of nuclear weapons as a deterrent factor is hardly outdated. Rather, this understanding should be tempered somewhat by the thesis that no weapons, includ ing nuclear weapons, can deter terrorists if they obtain suc weapons themselves. Fighting nuclear terrorism should be on top of the agenda, and that’s exactly what Barack Obama declared in his recent Nuclear Posture Review. Today it is necessary to strengthen the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.