What is the function of Nuclear Deterrent Force?


What is the function of Nuclear Deterrent Force?

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As a general idea, it’s to keep the peace. The best use for strategic nuclear weapons is to use them to convince would-be adversaries that you have a capable nuclear force and the will to use it under certain circumstances. It keeps those would-be adversaries from doing things that they know will lead to their annihilation.

The US Air Force’s old Strategic Air Command (operated two of the US’ three strategic nuclear forces, long-range bombers and ground-based missiles) adopted the motto: “Peace is our profession.” They did this for the reason noted above.

If you do A, i will do B. If B is sufficiently unfavourable for the other party, they will not do A. Nuclear detonations on your countries territory are rather unfavourable, therefore many countries avoid A.