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Definition of Deterrence

Deterrence

  1. That which deters; a deterrent; a hindrance.

Deterrence Quotations

What has kept the world safe from the bomb since 1945 has not been deterrence, in the sense of fear of specific weapons, so much as it's been memory. The memory of what happened at Hiroshima.
John Hersey

So, we need to delegitimize the nuclear weapon, and by de-legitimizing... meaning trying to develop a different system of security that does not depend on nuclear deterrence.
Mohamed ElBaradei

Deterrence itself is not a preeminent value; the primary values are safety and morality.
Herman Kahn

No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.
Hannah Arendt

Even in the most peaceful communities, an appetite for violence shows up in dreams, fantasies, sports, play, literature, movies and television. And, so long as we don't transform into angels, violence and the threat of violence - as in punishment and deterrence - is needed to rein in our worst instincts.
Paul Bloom
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Deterrence Translations

deterrence in Dutch is verjaging, afschrikking
deterrence in French is dissuasion
deterrence in German is Abschreckung {f}