JOURNAL OF DEFENCE STUDIES

Military Response to a Future 26/11 – A Dissuasive Analysis

Ali Ahmed was Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile
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  • October 2009
    Volume: 
    3
    Issue: 
    4
    Perspectives

    The advantage in foregrounding the military option is in the deterrence value. Further, it helps the military and the government prepare for the exercise of the option in case of a shift to compellence. However, it leads to a displacement of alternative approaches from center stage. These approaches arguably have greater potentiality for delivering on long term peace and stability. The nuclear age requires that these be explored to the fullest extent.

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