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Unformatted text preview: http://www.ifpa.org/pdf/Updating_US_Deterrence_Concepts.pdf If the notion of tailored deterrence is key to 21st century deterrence planning, so, too, is the recognition that while deterrence must be regionally focused, it must still have global relevance. In other words, how we deal with North Korea will have implications and “lessonslearned” for how we deal with an Iranian leadership on the brink of crossing the nuclear threshold. This is evident from IFPA’s recent assessments of nuclear trends in both countries, as is the fact that U.S. partners and potential adversaries are watching us very closely, and are deriving lessons for themselves from innovations in U.S. defense and deterrence planning. Indeed, there is some evidence that Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons follows to some extent from North Korea’s defiance in the SixParty Talks, and that the Iranian leadership perceives nuclear weapons as one way to deter U.S. attempts to bring down the regime in Tehran. Likewise, as Japan and the United States...
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