Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Israeli Security and Enemy Rationality

By Prof. Louis René Beres

War painting by combat veteran, via US Army Combat Arts Program

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The utility of Israel’s nuclear strategy will ultimately depend on accurate assessments of enemy rationality. In this connection, the military planners in Tel Aviv must determine if an adversarial leadership is predictably rational, irrational, or “mad,” and whether a calculated posture of “pretended irrationality” could sometimes benefit Israel.

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