nuclear deterrence

Definitions of nuclear deterrence

n 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”
Type of:
the act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought
a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

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