When Preventive War Threats Work for Nuclear Nonproliferation

  title={When Preventive War Threats Work for Nuclear Nonproliferation},
  author={M. Fuhrmann},
  journal={The Washington Quarterly},
  pages={111 - 135}
  • M. Fuhrmann
  • Published 2018
  • Economics
  • The Washington Quarterly
On June 7, 1981, eight Israeli F-16 jets dropped bombs on an Iraqi nuclear reactor commonly known asOsiraq. The strike eliminated Iraq’s most critical nuclear facility before it was completed, thereby eroding Saddam Hussein’s capacity to make nuclear bombs. The Osiraq raid may be the most well-known preventive attack in the name of nonproliferation, but it is hardly the only time that countries have targeted nuclear materials or infrastructure militarily. During World War II, the allies… Expand


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