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deterrent

(dē-tĕr′ĕnt) [L. deterrēre, to deter]
1. An agent that inhibits the action of another agent.
2. An agent that discourages or prevents the use of another agent.

smoking deterrent

Any agent, such as nicotine, nicotine antagonists, or some antidepressant drugs, that relieves the desire to smoke tobacco products.
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The Armed Forces' deterrence power can respond to enemies' plans and plots and thanks God, today this deterrence exists at a proper and desirable level and therefore, the enemy has concluded that launching an attack against Iran is not possible," General Baqeri said, addressing the Iranian army commanders in Tehran.
Indeed, the fact that we in Pakistan assume that nuclear deterrence prevents large-scale wars itself may create enough reasons for both India and Pakistan to opt for escalation in a crisis.
These two considerations have created a commitment to the strategic bomber leg of the nuclear triad that hinders further development and improvement of other US strategic deterrence capabilities in general.
Problematic Assumptions in the Strategic Deterrence Framework
are no aggressive overtones to our capability; the over-arching policy is Full Spectrum Deterrence, but within the
There are no aggressive overtones to our capability; the over-arching policy is Full Spectrum Deterrence, but within the larger philosophy of Credible Minimum Deterrence.
Nuclear deterrence theory addresses problems concerning fear of first strike, decapitating strike and protection of national interest.
While previous popes have called for the abolition of nuclear weapons, they also granted conditional moral acceptance to nuclear deterrence, which arose after World War II when the United States and the Soviet Union stockpiled nuclear weapons in order to discourage either country from launching an atomic attack.
The bill seeks to mandate the cooperation of all telecommunication companies, internet service providers and social media networks in creating an efficient identification mechanism for the deterrence of terrorist activities.
htm) NATO  report on nuclear deterrence in the 21st century said Russia had successfully undertaken a policy of what can be called "aggressive sanctuarization" with a crucial nuclear component, under which would not hesitate to use both conventional force and nuclear rhetoric to deter external involvement.
However, the number of empirical studies investigating strategic deterrence is very limited.
Both states bearing the nuclear deterrence if the nuclear deterrence considers being the only standard to promise the process of development then how does India become a "Bright spot" on the global landscape?