Definition of Nuclear deterrence

1. Noun. 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"




Lexicographical Neighbors of Nuclear Deterrence

nuclear atom
nuclear bag
nuclear bag fibre
nuclear battery
nuclear binding energy
nuclear bomb
nuclear bombs
nuclear bone scan
nuclear cardiology
nuclear cataract
nuclear chain fibre
nuclear chemist
nuclear chemistry
nuclear club
nuclear data
nuclear deterrence (current term)
nuclear deterrent
nuclear energy
nuclear engineering
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nuclear families
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Literary usage of Nuclear deterrence

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nuclear Coexistence: Rethinking U. S. Policy to Promote Stability in an Era by William C. Martel, William T. Pendley (1998)
"The implication is that nuclear deterrence evolved within the confines of a relatively stable environment. Third, the risk-averse outlook and actions of ..."

2. Mitterrand Legacy and the Future of French Security Policy by Ronald Tiersky (1996)
"MITTERRAND'S NUCLEAR LEGACY Classic French nuclear deterrence strategy has been rendered pointless by the disappearance of the plausible military enemy, ..."

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