Controlling Nuclear Proliferation

Archive Report

Fallout from Israeli Raid

Objectives of Non-Proliferation System

Fallout from Israel's June 7 attack on Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor is still settling in capitals all over the world, and it may be years before the raid's ramifications are fully understood. But one thing already is clear. By taking matters into its own hands, Israel indicated its absence of faith in the world's ability to control nuclear proliferation. Israel's skepticism is widely shared. According to Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, the “message of the Begin bombing raid on Iraq is that the bedrock of the worldwide non-proliferation effort is more sand than solid.” New York Times columnist James Reston wrote: “Israel's ’Pearl Harbor’ attack on Iraq merely gives us a glimpse of the coming nightmare if this problem ...

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