There was now no victory, no deterrence, and plenty of condemnation.
The El Paso brand of deterrence is just as much directed at smugglers as immigrants, if not more so.
And Americans also know how to do deterrence and practiced it with great success during the Cold War and its aftermath.
Ahmadinejad has a point: the deterrence policy has contributed to the escalation of the nuclear arms race.
We now actually have real strategic choices on Afghanistan in front of us—from victory to withdrawal and deterrence.
For five decades, we have been successful in applying containment and deterrence in the Cold War.
When deterrence or diplomacy failed as in Kuwait, then the use of force was inevitable.
Nature has provided as far as possible for deterrence from over-interest.
Let us assume the legitimate end of all punishment to be deterrence.
What the deterrence in a comparatively short prison term that leaves the prisoner with a firm grip on his bundle of loot?
A military capability sufficiently strong to discourage any would-be aggressor from starting a war because of the fear of retaliation. (See balance of terror.)