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Effectively Confronting Tehran

Daniel30 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 8:32 PM
We are of course perfectly neutral in all matters in the middle east and would never think of intervening militarily in affairs that are not our own. I am as you say wifflfully blind.

As Americans seek to find an alternative to the stark and unappetizing choice of accepting Iran's rabid leadership having nuclear weapons or pre-emptively bombing its nuclear facilities, one analyst offers a credible third path. Interestingly, it's inspired by a long-ago policy toward a different foe – the Reagan administration's ways of handling the Soviet Union – yet this unlikely model offers a useful prototype.

Abraham D. Sofaer, a former U.S. district judge and legal adviser to the State Department, now a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, argues in Taking On Iran: Strength, Diplomacy and the Iranian Threat (Hoover Institution,...