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Although mutually assured destruction worked in this case, it was an extremely perilous period in world history.
He objected to the view that a nuclear war has been prevented solely by the theory of nuclear deterrence, represented by mutually assured destruction between the two major nuclear powers of the Untied States and Russia, saying those in charge of nuclear policies must have had "respect" for the survivors.
It is mutually assured benefit or mutually assured destruction.
President Clinton's National Security Adviser, Anthony Lake (formerly of Mount Holyoke College), calls them the "backlash states": hostile powers "that not only choose to remain outside the family [of nations] but also to assault its basic values." Defense Secretary Perry says they are "madder than MAD," a reference to the condition of mutually assured destruction (MAD) that once governed nuclear relations between the United States and the Soviet Union.
The grisly specter of Mutually Assured Destruction? Hardly.
Nevertheless, teaching a nuclear-armed neighbor is an unthinkable for rational decision-makers due to the likelihood of mutually assured destruction. Moreover, the hastily escape of Indian planes on February 26 confirms that India lacks the military capacity to teach Pakistan a lesson.
However, it cannot be denied that nuclear power has had a positive impact in the sense that it has stopped a third world war from occurring due to a fear of mutually assured destruction. When operated safely, it creates cost-efficient energy to keep entire cities powered and lit.
Even if the PML-N is willing to consider this option, it wouldn't be joined in this MAD (mutually assured destruction) plan by the PPP.
Davis, who won an Emmy for best actress in a drama in September, continues to shine as the no-nonsense, fiery mentor and mother figure, who schemes to keep her group in line-even resorting to threats of mutually assured destruction whenever one of her wards starts acting out.
The first step is to look at the Cold War experience in a clear-sighted way and reject the idiotic suggestions that Mutually Assured Destruction somehow "worked".
Mutually Assured Destruction is the strategy preached by the Masters of War in most powerful countries.
Those were the days when US defence strategy contained its Mutually Assured Destruction policy as the ultimate deterrent.