Definition of 'deterrence'
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It added that it was a'step towards reinforcing the policy of credible minimum deterrence '. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This argument appeals to critics of nuclear deterrence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)These are the circumstances in which robust conventional deterrence would settle the argument. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Two distinct approaches to minimum deterrence can be identified. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)The length of that term was required to reflect the requirements of punishment and deterrence. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That is why conventional deterrence is so important. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This led to the position of minimum deterrence outlined below. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)Different geographic perspectives tend to produce different attitudes to conventional deterrence. Warfare in the Twentieth Century (1988)It is partly through this fear of technological instability that nuclear deterrence has promoted rather than restrained arms races. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)But punishment and deterrence matters too. The Sun (2013)In the deterrence of war and in war itself, will is important. Preventing World War III - A Realistic Grand Strategy (1988)This meets only two of the three main purposes of prison: punishment and deterrence. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Nuclear deterrence is less likely to fail than conventional deterrence, since the risks are so great. After Thatcher (1989)He spoke as if killing tens of millions of innocents was the point of nuclear deterrence and the aim of all who support it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The only purposes of sentencing which they recognise are punishment and deterrence, rehabilitation does not enter the picture. Times, Sunday Times (2006)At the heart of minimum deterrence is the conviction that it is in no one's interest to go nuclear. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)When change does occur, nuclear deterrence is not well equipped to meet the demands of a system in flux. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)Concern over the implications for deterrence of reducing the emphasis on nuclear weapons lay at the centre of many of the doubts expressed over minimum deterrence. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)The problem with conventional deterrence by denial is in ensuring that a potential aggressor does not perceive the chance of victory as a risk worth taking. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)We do know, though, that nuclear deterrence keeps the peace. Times, Sunday Times (2014)While sanctions have been imposed on Russia, economic steps are more effective at punishment than deterrence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Then there is Cold War nuclear deterrence. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was our nuclear deterrence that brought the Soviet Union to its knees! Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Cold War may have become a hot war without the deterrence on both sides of the hydrogen bomb. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The second requirement for conventional deterrence to work is that the costs of a defeat for the Soviet Union be substantial. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)Sentencing is not just about rehabilitation, it also has to meet the needs of punishment and deterrence and short sentences have to be used for those purposes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: deterrence NOUN
Deterrence is the prevention of something, especially war or crime, by having something such as weapons or punishment to use as a threat.
...policies of nuclear deterrence.
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