Author: Paul R. Pillar

The return of submarine-based nukes? – Responsible StatecraftThe return of submarine-based nukes? – Responsible Statecraft The USS John Warner, a nuclear powered submarine, prepares for its christening in 2014. President H.W. Bush ordered nuclear weapons off of the Navy’s subs in 1991. Source: U.S. Navy Source link

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The leak of an internal study by Mossad, the Israeli foreign intelligence service, brought back memories of two terrorist operations in Buenos Aires that Lebanese Hezbollah conducted some three decades ago. It bombed the Israeli embassy in 1992, and two years later it attacked a Jewish community center in the same city, with that second bombing killing eighty-six people. The headline item from the Mossad study, as Ronen Bergman reported in the New York Times, was that Iran played no operational role in these attacks—contrary to longtime assertions by the governments of Israel, the United States, and Argentina. That conclusion…

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