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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Lt Gen Mazhar Jamil, the director general of the Strategic Plans Division that manages Pakistan's nuclear arsenal, said after the test that "Pakistan desires peaceful co-existence in the region for which nuclear deterrence would further strengthen strategic stability in South Asia".
He asserted that Pakistan desires peaceful co-existence in the region for which nuclear deterrence would further strengthen strategic stability in South Asia.
Perry said spending that money is foolish considering the United States is both short of cash for other programs and capable of a robust nuclear deterrence already, Defense News reported.
India is using its conventional advantage to create space for war while Pakistan's nuclear deterrence is intended to prevent and eliminate that space for war, said the spokesman.
Desmond Brown, IISS Member and Former Director General, Ministry of Defence, UK said that the concept of nuclear deterrence changes with time and it is linked with perceptions that are held by the leadership about their capabilities and those of their adversary.
King's College London Understanding How Missile Defense Will Affect Nuclear Deterrence and Stability in the New Strategic Environment
The former defence secretary said in remarks published Thursday that despite the growing conventional imbalance, Pakistan had certain strengths including nuclear parity with India and credible nuclear deterrence.
Arguably, these two are the United States' most important relationships and should serve as the cornerstone of US nuclear deterrence policy.
It is within these contexts that world leaders gathered in May in New York to assess nuclear deterrence and nuclear weapons proliferation.
From methods of countering terrorist activity and lessons learned by nuclear deterrence practices to the global impact of cyberattacks, this considers past, present and future challenges to national security in the course of its deliberations, making Right of Boom a powerful pick for any discussing the ramifications of nuclear deterrence and its possible failures.
concept appears together with nuclear deterrence as the second item
Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal, following Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James' May 27, 2014, authorization.

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