Accession Number:

ADA478243

Title:

A Nuclear Iran: Now What

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-01-14

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

One can argue its only a matter of time before Iran develops a nuclear weapon. The 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty NPT formally recognized the United States, Russia, China, France, and the United Kingdom as the worlds only nuclear powers. It also prohibited other signatories Iran and others from developing or obtaining nuclear weapons. Since that time, India, Pakistan, Israel, and perhaps even North Korea have developed nuclear weapons. This essay provides suggested strategies for dealing with Iran assuming it develops or obtains nuclear weapons. It includes a review of the nonproliferation strategies and their failures as well as deterrent strategies being applied to the other non-NTP recognized nuclear powers. The United States and the international community expend a great deal of effort trying to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons. What are the possible strategies if prevention fails

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE