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  • MAD is the acronym for Mutually Assured Destruction.

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  • BĂ©nabou describes a model of collective reality denial, or groupthink, that he calls Mutually Assured Delusion:

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  • Dubbed "Star Wars" by critics, SDI was Reagan's attempt to change America's historic policy of basing its national security on a concept called Mutually Assured Destruction - or MAD for short.

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  • Another reason neither side launched their nuclear missiles against each other was because of a theory called Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD).

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  • During the much of the Cold War, the balance of power was actually a balance of terror -- the strategy of nuclear deterrence known as Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD).

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  • Deterrence doesn't work if you aren't willing to use it if need be (aka Mutually Assured Destruction).

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  • What we as SF writers often run into these days is a kind of Mutually Assured Destruction scenario where One Cool Idea has to be topped with another.

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  • Additionally, the potential for terrorist organizations obtaining and using nuclear weapons against the United States further exacerbates the broader nuclear threat and renders previously held theories of containment, such as Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD), impotent -- such theories do not resonate with groups willing to die for their cause.

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  • While the fall of the entire Egyptian government may look good to the people of Egypt at this moment, I believe they will soon realize that Mutually Assured Democracy in this region is not the answer.

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  • "While the fall of the entire Egyptian government may look good to the people of Egypt at this moment, I believe they will soon realize that Mutually Assured Democracy in this region is not the answer."

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