Example sentences for: deterrence

How can you use “deterrence” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Defense, they argue, rests on deterrence, which rests on credibility in threatening the use of force, which rests on the use of force when challenged.

  • USAT , the NYT and the WP (in its inside story on Kosovo) mention another element of NATO deterrence: the decision to send an unspecified number of troops--possibly including U.S. soldiers--to Macedonia.

  • Also the recently declassified CIA assessment assumes that the "rogue states" are likely to view their few ICBMs more as weapons of deterrence and coercive diplomacy than as weapons of war.

  • Buchanan even uses the word "deterrence," though he doesn't use "Mutually Assured Destruction," "Bakelite," or "hula hoop."

  • The 1986 attack in Libya and the 1993 attack on Iraq symbolized for the military establishment effective use of military power for counterterrorism- limited retaliation with air power, aimed at deterrence.


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