The Limits of Tailored Deterrence

Larkin, Sean P.
October 2011
JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly;2011 4th Quarter, Issue 63, p47
The article reports that the concept of deterrence that prevents attack by credibly threatening unacceptable retaliation has been reborn as tailored deterrence in the U.S. military. The popularity of deterrence can be attributed to its simplicity. Deterrence is a state of mind brought about by the existence of a credible threat of unacceptable counteraction.


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