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Mu'tual Assured' Destruc'tion




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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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