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mutual assured destruction

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Severe, unavoidable reciprocal damage that superpowers are likely to inflict on each other or their allies in a nuclear war, conceived as the heart of a doctrine of nuclear deterrence.

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  • n. The threat of massive retaliation using nuclear weapons should a potential enemy use them first, both sides being annihilated in the event of war.

Etymologies

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( mutual + ( assured + destruction ) )

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