htm) mutual assured destruction
: Neither side could risk engaging in open war without risking its own ruin.
It has been realised for decades that any nuclear attack will inevitably induce rapid and catastrophic Mutual Assured Destruction
He goes on further to say, "I plead for disarmament and for the prohibition and abolition of nuclear weapons: nuclear deterrence and the threat of mutual assured destruction
are incapable of grounding such an ethics.
Wilson concludes, for example, that the Strategic Defense Initiative was a bid for safety from nuclear holocaust by a president who did not believe in the lasting deterrent effect of Mutual Assured Destruction
but who also did not comprehend the degree of suspicion and fear his project created among Soviet leaders.
This is Mutual Assured Destruction
(MAD) planned into the next century.
Nuclear parity and fear of mutual assured destruction
kept the two rivals in check and helped in preventing war.
TUESDAY, BBC2, 9PM NEW Strange Days - Cold War Britain Historian Dominic Sandbrook, left, takes us back to the post-WW2 days of spying, mutual assured destruction
For those of us who came of age during the Cold War, our sense of history is punctuated by terms like the Marshall Plan, Iron Curtain, the Truman Doctrine, Berlin Blockade, Cuban Missile Crisis, the Berlin Wall, McCarthyism, fallout shelters, and Mutual Assured Destruction
Mutual assured destruction
no longer characterizes the "nuclear balance" that exists between the United States and other governments and nonstate actors.
Reagan started this process because he believed we could step away from the prospect of mutual assured destruction
and a wasteful, dangerous arms race, and I think that belief has been vindicated.
This prompts me to probe the foundation of traditional deterrence theory, which evolved in the 1960s to the point of mutual assured destruction
We are not interested in having a Cold War-like relationship with China, but nor do we want a relationship where we're competing in terms of nuclear weapons and missiles for strategic advantage,'' he said, suggesting that Washington would reject application of the theory of mutual assured destruction
, or MAD, to future U.