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Considering a Nuclear Gulf - Thinking about Nuclear Weapons in Saudi Arabia, 2013

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  • Considering a Nuclear Gulf - Thinking about Nuclear Weapons in Saudi Arabia, 2013

    Considering a Nuclear Gulf - Thinking about Nuclear Weapons in Saudi Arabia, 2013

    Authored by Dr. Norman Cigar USAF Counterproliferation Center, Maxwell AFB, AL
    Saudi Arabia's concern that Iran may obtain a nuclear weapon has driven that country to examine its need for a nuclear option. Dr. Cigar explores Saudi Arabia's decision calculus as that country struggles with balancing promises of U.S. extended deterrence with the desire to seek its own nuclear weapons that would offer a direct deterrent to an Iranian nuclear capability.

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