Search Results for: Mutual Assured Destruction

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Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD)

The present situation in which the superpowers have the ability to inflict an unacceptable degree of damage upon each other even after absorbing a first strike; a condition which deters both sides from initiating hostilities.

Cold War: A Brief History: Nuclear DeterrenceOpen link in new window | (
Definition of Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD)Open link in new window | (
Mutual Assured DestructionOpen link in new window | (
Post-Cold War Policy Study GuideOpen link in new window | (
Sec. of Defense McNamara's "Mutual Deterrence" SpeechOpen link in new window | (

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McNamara, Robert Strange
Nuclear Warfare
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