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John R. Allen

John R. Allen

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John R. Allen, a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general and former commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force, is President of the Brookings Institution.

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    Israel's Nuclear Option Against Iran

    Bennett Ramberg

    After decades of maintaining a policy of nuclear ambiguity at the behest of the United States, Israel may soon decide that its own undisclosed nuclear arsenal belongs at the center of its security strategy vis-à-vis Iran. Though this would represent a serious escalation, the alternatives are worse.

    thinks stopping the Islamic Republic's weapons program may require threatening a tactical preemptive strike.
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