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Effectively Confronting Tehran

Vernon43 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 11:50 AM
I like the writings of Daniel Pipes, and believe he is the best informed American on Mideast affairs. The failure of this administration to act on Iranian perfidy will cost America in the future.

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,...