nuclear deterrence

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nuclear deterrence the military doctrine that an enemy will be deterred from using nuclear weapons as long as he can be destroyed as a consequence "when two nations both resort to nuclear deterrence the consequence could be mutual destruction"
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Usage


In news:

Thirty years ago I wrote a tiny book in defense of nuclear deterrence.
Nuclear deterrence does not provide adequate security.
In his recent op-ed piece in support of nuclear deterrence , Col. J Karl Miller soundly rejects the call for international nuclear disarmament by the late Adm.
I agree that the nuclear deterrent does sometimes work to deter non-nuclear wars.
Nuclear Deterrence Affirmed by Reagan.
"Hopefully it, too, will come to recognize that absolute security is impossible to achieve in the nuclear age, and that if its enemies' nuclear programs cannot be delayed or disrupted, deterrence is less disastrous than preventive war.".
Nuclear arms have formed the backbone of US deterrence strategy for six decades.
How to Protect Our Nuclear Deterrent .
North Korea declared it is strengthening its "nuclear deterrent ," raising the stakes Wednesday in its standoff with South Korea and the United States.
Mearsheimer (Op-Ed, March 24) makes all the smart arguments for the Indian nuclear deterrent.
Nuclear deterrence a futile myth.
Risk Analysis Finds Nuclear Deterrence Wanting.
Is Nuclear Deterrence Still Moral.
If Russia can reduce reliance on its aging Soviet-era nuclear missile deterrent, analysts say it could create a 'whole new ball game.
Attacks on nuclear scientists no deterrent.
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