It is this Mutual Assured Destruction
(M.A.D.) concept that prevented the United States and the Soviet Union from launching a full-fledged war against each other.
With the introduction of intercontinental ballistic missiles, especially those launched from submarines, which are harder to detect, the two major Cold War protagonists ironically realized that their vast arsenals of the most powerful weapons history has known had brought them to a stalemate, known as mutual assured destruction
or deterrence, in which neither could use their nuclear weapons against the other without being destroyed themselves -- making their use an act of sheer irrationality.
Remember, it's not enough for the principle of mutual assured destruction
to be generally true; it has to be always true.
Mutual assured destruction
restricted the two rivals, India and Pakistan, to refrain from any military misadventure due to the fear of mutual annihilation.
Both countries understand the consequence of an escalated conflict will be a 'Mutual Assured Destruction
disinclination to accept the binds imposed by the "nuclear revolution." While analysts during the Cold War frequently viewed Mutual Assured Destruction
as a stabilizing force, the U.S.
We will need to apply the principle of mutual assured destruction
(MAD) or detente to have a balance of terror.
This arms race led to the concept of (http://www.nuclearfiles.org/menu/key-issues/nuclear-weapons/history/cold-war/strategy/strategy-mutual-assured-destruction.htm) mutual assured destruction
: Neither side could risk engaging in open war without risking its own ruin.
Of course, Russian analysts know this, and a "mutual assured destruction
" drags on, drawing all closer to the cliff.
It has been realised for decades that any nuclear attack will inevitably induce rapid and catastrophic Mutual Assured Destruction
It is just one more step in the implementation of the immoral policy of "Mutual Assured Destruction
," which Washington and Moscow adopted to deter each other from launching a nuclear attack.
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."