NATO chief: Our deterrence must continue to be based on a mix of conventional and nuclear capabilities

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compiled by Cem Ertür
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Dandelion Salad
13 March 2010


1) NATO chief Rasmussen: Our deterrence must continue to be based on a mix of conventional and nuclear capabilities (12 March 2010)

2) NATO forces interested in Iron Dome (10 March 2010)

from the archives:

3) Israeli President Peres: The best way to deter Iran from continuing its nuclear program is to threaten it with a nuclear response (April 2009)

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http://www.nato.int/cps/en/SID-E3D62359-F0459C6B/natolive/opinions_62143.htm?selectedLocale=en


excerpts from: Speech by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

NATO website, 12 March 2010

“We need to decide what kind of capabilities will ensure that no one ever thinks that an attack against a NATO member country can be successful. For our [collective] deterrence to remain credible, I firmly believe it must continue to be based on a mix of conventional and nuclear capabilities. And our new Strategic Concept should affirm that. […]

In the coming years, we will probably face many more countries – and possibly even some non-state actors — armed with long-range missiles and nuclear capabilities. Therefore, I believe that NATO’s deterrent posture should include missile defence.

Deterrence works against rational actors, but not all actors that we will have to deal with in the future will be rational. That’s why [conventional and nuclear] deterrence and [missile] defence need to go together. […]

As we prepare for […] [the] future, we need to reconcile collective defence with our new expeditionary missions”


[NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, speech at the “NATO’s New Strategic Concept – Global, Transatlantic and Regional Challenges and The Role of Central Europe” conference, Warsaw, 12 March 2010]

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http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=170605


excerpts from: NATO forces interested in Iron Dome

by Yaakov Katz, Jerusalem Post, 10 March 2010

The [Israeli] Defense Ministry is in talks with a number of European countries about the possible sale of the Iron Dome short-range missile defense system which the IDF [Israeli Defense Forces] plans to deploy in the coming months along the border with the Gaza Strip […] [and] along the northern border with Lebanon. […]

The Iron Dome is supposed to be capable of intercepting all of the short-range rockets fired by Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Hizbullah in Southern Lebanon. […]

Following the round of tests two months ago, a number of European countries that are currently fighting in Afghanistan, sent delegations to Israel to meet with Iron Dome manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.

“Anyone fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq today is interested in this system,” one official involved in the Iron Dome project said Tuesday.


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from the archives:


http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE53S78020090429


excerpt from: Israel’s Peres sees containment for a nuclear Iran

by Dan Williams, Reuters, 29 April 2009

“Simply [pre-emptively] attacking the nuclear facilities [in Iran] is not the be-all and end-all. There are other options for the West, or the coalition that arises. The first thing is to tell the Iranians … ‘If you use a nuclear weapon — no matter against whom — you’ll get a nuclear response.’ ”


[Israeli President Shimon Peres, interview with Israel’s Channel Ten television, 29 February 2009]

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relevant articles:



NATO’s role in the military encirclement of Iran

by Rick Rozoff, Dandelion Salad, 10 February 2010

https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2010/02/10/nato%e2%80%99s-role-in-the-military-encirclement-of-iran-by-rick-rozoff/


Israel: Global NATO’s 29th member

by Rick Rozoff, Dandelion Salad, 17 January 2010

https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2010/01/17/israel-global-nato%E2%80%99s-29th-member-by-rick-rozoff/


NATO’s secret transatlantic bond: Nuclear weapons in Europe

by Rick Rozoff, Dandelion Salad, 3 December 2009

https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2009/12/03/nato%e2%80%99s-secret-transatlantic-bond-nuclear-weapons-in-europe-by-rick-rozoff/


Israel: Forging NATO missile shield, rehearsing war with Iran

by Rick Rozoff, Dandelion Salad, 5 November 2009

https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2009/11/05/israel-forging-nato-missile-shield-rehearsing-war-with-iran-by-rick-rozoff/


The US-NATO preemptive nuclear doctrine: Trigger a Middle East nuclear holocaust to defend “
the western way of life”

by Michel Chossudovsky, Dandelion Salad, 11 February 2008

https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2008/02/11/the-us-nato-preemptive-nuclear-doctrine-trigger-a-middle-east-nuclear-holocaust-to-defend-the-western-way-of-life-by-michel-chossudovsky/

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One thought on “NATO chief: Our deterrence must continue to be based on a mix of conventional and nuclear capabilities

  1. We must continue to rule on the basis of terror, while calling it security. Tasers at home, nukes abroad. Do as you are told or bite this!!

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