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nuclear deterrence

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnuclear deterrenceˌnuclear deˈterrence noun [uncountable]  the threat of using nuclear weapons to stop an enemy from attacking
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nuclear deterrenceHow does that set an example to countries that he wishes to discourage from adopting nuclear deterrence?But it also reserves the right to do so by insisting on full membership for them, which includes nuclear deterrence.Yet the theory of nuclear deterrence assumes the reverse.And it would mean the failure of 37 years of nuclear deterrence.They are putting almost all their eggs in the basket of deterrence, particularly nuclear deterrence.There is no sign that nuclear deterrence can prevent all conflicts.
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