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deterrence US English

The action of discouraging an action or event through instilling doubt or fear of the consequences

minimum deterrence US English

A defensive military strategy based on the use of a minimum deterrent.

mutual deterrence US English

The maintenance of peace between opposing sides by each having a sufficient strike capacity to deter the other from initiating armed conflict; also in extended use.

nuclear deterrence US English

The military doctrine according to which the possibility that a country will use the nuclear weapons it possesses in retaliation will deter an enemy from attacking