Saturday, December 24, 2011
"If it does so successfully, it can remove the incentive for other nations in the region to start their own atomic programs and, more broadly, strengthen global nonproliferation by demonstrating that it will use military force to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons," Kroenig wrote.
'Israeli strike likely to fail'
The former strategist posited that if the US attacks, it could also prevent Israel from perpetrating a strike that is destined to fail.
"Given Israel's limited capability to mitigate a potential battle and inflict lasting damage," Kroenig said, an Israeli strike "would likely result in far more devastating consequences and carry a far lower probability of success than a US attack."