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The principle underlying nuclear deterrence.

The recognition that the use of nuclear weapons between any two nuclear powers (or nuclear-allied powers) will result in mutual destruction. The reason nuclear weapons are so useful (and can never be used).
Mutually Assured Destruction guarantees that nobody but those crazy Arabs will ever use nukes.
by Jose Fuentes February 12, 2004

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