Strategic Ambiguity & Israel's Nuclear Arsenal: Pro or Con?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by aaronvan, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. aaronvan Suspended

    aaronvan

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    I doubt that the silence over Israeli nukes does more harm than good. All the relevant players in the Middle East know they exist and if Israel publicly tested a nuke or even revealed their existence, many of those countries would feel forced politically to go nuke (or attempt to) whether they wanted to or not. It would do more harm than good. IMO anyway.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/internat...-nuclear-weapons-secret-united-states/380237/
     
  2. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Re: Israel publicly testing a nuke

    Some have speculated that the Vela Incident ( also known as the South Atlantic Flash), an unidentified "double flash" of light detected by an American Vela Hotel satellite on September 22, 1979, near the Prince Edward Islands off Antarctica, may have been of nuclear origin, that resulted from a joint South African and Israeli nuclear test. YMMV.
     

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