Mutually Assured Support: A Security Doctrine for Terrorist Nuclear Weapon Threats

  title={Mutually Assured Support: A Security Doctrine for Terrorist Nuclear Weapon Threats},
  author={Baruch Fischhoff and Scott Atran and Marc Sageman},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={160 - 167}
If the United States were subject to a terrorist nuclear attack, its president would face overwhelming political pressure to respond decisively. A well-prepared response could help both to prevent additional attacks and to bring the perpetrators to justice. An instinctive response could be cataclysmically ineffective, inflicting enormous collateral damage without achieving either deterrence or justice. An international security doctrine of Mutually Assured Support can make the response to such… 
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