the military doctrine that an enemy will be deterred from using nuclear weapons as long as he can be destroyed as a consequence
"when two nations both resort to nuclear deterrence the consequence could be mutual destruction"
The numerical value of nuclear deterrence in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of nuclear deterrence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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China will likely conduct its first (submarine) nuclear deterrence patrol sometime in 2015.
China will be very sensitive about any moves by Japan or South Korea to improve missile defenses, north Korea may be the stated reason, but Chinese strategists will it see as a move against China to limit its nuclear deterrence.
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