In Foreign Policy, AHS speaker Peter Feaver discusses the quality and reliability of the U.S. command-and-control system:
"The string of horrifying stories may just be coincidence, but they sure look like they point to a wetware problem. The senior nuclear commanders have assured the defense secretary that there is no systematic wetware problem. Proving that is the case will be the vital mission of Hagel's review panel."
Yesterday in Commentary Magazine, AHS advisor Max Boot cautioned that the United States is no longer serious about containing Iran:
"In politics, war, sports, and other realms momentum counts for a lot. If you maintain the momentum, you can give the appearance that your victory is inevitable. This disheartens your adversaries, emboldens your side, and leads waverers to root for your cause. The West has just lost momentum in the battle to keep Iran from going nuclear."
In Foreign Affairs, AHS speaker Matthew Kroenig advises that diplomacy is not the answer to nuclear Iran:
"The United States may still have to choose between bombing Iran and allowing it to acquire a nuclear bomb. That would be an awful dilemma. But a limited bombing campaign on Iran’s nuclear facilities would certainly be preferable to any attempt to contain a nuclear-armed Iran."