How effective is America’s deterrence? By: Stanley Orman and Maj. Gen. Eugene Fox (ret.)

Stanley Orman is the founding director general of U.K. participation in the Strategic Defense Initiative program. Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Eugene Fox served as deputy director of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization.

The article dated 27th January 2021 contains this warning:

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, proliferation of nuclear capabilities has increased. The outdated term “third world” can no longer be equated with third rate. The acquisition of nuclear warheads by terrorists seemed unthinkable in 1968 when the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons was signed. Now, in our current proliferated world, such confidence is much reduced, particularly since Pakistan became a nuclear nation. Pakistan have transmitted nuclear capabilities to others like Iran, who in turn have probably assisted North Korea.

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Attribution: U.S. airmen inspect an intercontinental ballistic missile. (Senior Airman Abbigayle Williams/U.S. Air Force)

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