Mutual Assured Destruction

  1. 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.

  • Also called MAD [mad] /mæd/ .

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