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nuclear deterrent

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnuclear deterrentnuclear deterrentPMWthe nuclear weapons that a country has in order to prevent other countries from attacking it deterrent
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nuclear deterrentBritain's credible and effective independent nuclear deterrent is the ultimate guarantee of our security.We are the only party unambiguously committed to the preservation and modernisation of our independent nuclear deterrent.Both super-powers shared the instinct for self-preservation and negotiated continuously in search of credible systems of nuclear deterrents.The Left called for the scrapping of our nuclear deterrent.They have twisted and turned in their attitude to our nuclear deterrent.To that extent, the nuclear deterrent is very good value for money.The submarines play a key role in protecting ships and submarines armed with the Trident nuclear deterrent.
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