Mutual Assured Destruction


noun

a U.S. doctrine of reciprocal deterrence resting on the U.S. and Soviet Union each being able to inflict unacceptable damage on the other in retaliation for a nuclear attack.

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What does “vacillate” mean?
Also called MAD [mad] /mæd/ .
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