An undated image released by the U.S. Government shows the suspected Syrian nuclear reactor building under construction in Syria (REUTERS/U.S. Government).
Lessons of the Syrian Reactor
May 1, 2013,
Bruce Riedel writes that while Israel’s covert attack on Syria’s Al Kibar nuclear plant was a strategic success, the U.S. policy process was not. Riedel looks at what happens when the policy-intelligence system breaks down dramatically and publicly.