nuclear deterrence


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Noun1.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"
deterrence - 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
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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Too often, debates about nuclear weapons revolve around concepts of operationalising nuclear deterrence, escalation ladders and flexible responses.
Discussing the "Potential Shifts in Indian Nuclear Strategy: Challenges for Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia", senior defence analyst Air Commodore (retd) Khalid Banuri highlighted that the JDIAF focus on determining and preventing conflict through a process of Credible Deterrence, coercive diplomacy and punitive destruction, disruption and constraint was alarming.
Discussing the 'Potential Shifts in Indian Nuclear Strategy: Challenges for Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia', senior defence analyst Air Commodore (retd) Khalid Banuri highlighted that the JDIAF focus on determining and preventing conflict through a process of Credible Deterrence, coercive diplomacy and punitive destruction, disruption and constraint was alarming.
MOSCOW, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged on Thursday to boost his country nuclear deterrence to maintain advanced global position in combat readiness.
If the defenders of nuclear deterrence and the drafters of nuclear posture statements cannot answer these questions satisfactorily, their handiwork is built on quicksand.
It's as predictable as the monsoon, and once again more sensible people will have to devote time and energy to defending the core concept of nuclear deterrence.
The first is that the world is entering a dangerous era of nuclear deterrence and proliferation.
With current developments in technology and politics, the worldAEs long-term stance of nuclear deterrence is threatened.
Slated for fielding by 2024, ALCS-R will continue the ALCS's 50 year legacy of providing assured nuclear deterrence.
It was thus his singular honour to oversee the overt display of Pakistan's nuclear deterrence in 1998 as Chairman PAEC.
The Workers' Party regards its nuclear deterrence as the backbone of its defense that will protect the nation against the United States and its cronies, the agency said.
Korea-signals-surge-toward-full-nuclear-deterrence) report by the Christian Science Monitor, Pyongyang might be heading toward achieving complete nuclear deterrence in a bid to protect the nation from nuclear as well as conventional attacks.

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