Military Deterrence Essay by The Research Group

Military Deterrence
Examines three successes (Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis and the China-Taiwan Crisis) and three failures (WWII, the Korean War and Serbia) of efforts to deter war through military strength.
# 14668 | 2,250 words | 10 sources | 1999 | US


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Deterrence is the effort to avoid war by creating such strength on one side of the conflict that the other side does not challenge, and so peace is maintained. The various ways of attempting deterrence, and at different times, we have characterized in different terms.

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Deterrence is the effort to avoid war by creating such strength on one side of the conflict that the other side does not challenge, and so peace is maintained. The various ways of attempting deterrence, and at different times, we have characterized in different terms. Sometimes we have been successful in deterring aggression and in preventing war, while perhaps just as often we have failed to deter as desired and have become embroiled in a war we tried to prevent. Three of the failures of this century are seen in the onset of World War II, the Korean War, and Serbia. Three successes can be seen in the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the threat that China would attack Taiwan."

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