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US economic and/or military pressure on Iran

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US economic and/or military pressure on Iran

  Pressure Bad New US-led patrols in the Persian Gulf raise the stakes with Iran (September 2, 2019). Meanwhile, Iran finds itself backed into a corner and ready for a possible conflict it had 30 years for which to prepare. It stands poised this week to further break the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, over a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America from the

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Why Missile Defense Fails

Despite the hype around missile defense, particularly THAAD, it has a number very significant limitations that you should be prepared to point out in your debates. First, despite 100% intercept rates in test conditions when one missile was fired at it, it won’t be able to work in war time conditions, especially when faced with more than one missile. Ankit Panda, 8-29-17, Can Ballistic Missile Defense Shield Guam from North

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Why Attacking (or Threatening to Attack) North Korea is a Terrible Idea

Some have suggested that as an alternative to stronger missile defense, greater deterrence, and expanded diplomatic activity that the US strike, or more credibly threaten to strike, North Korea, with the aim of toppling the regime and or destroying its nuclear weapons. This is a very bad idea. Astonishingly, I’ve seen polls that say that more than 60% of Americans favor an attack on North Korea. This is probably because