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"
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Lexicographical Neighbors of Nuclear Deterrence
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, ..."