SMA Quick Concepts Series: Extended Deterrence

September 2019 No Comments

SMA Quick Concepts Series: Extended Deterrence

Authors | Editors: Dorondo, D. (Western Carolina University) & Stevenson, J. (NSI, Inc)


Extended deterrence encompasses pledges of military protection by a deterrent power to its allies and/or partners against a common potential aggressor. In the US case, these pledges constitute formal military commitments. These commitments can be, and have been, both nuclear and non-nuclear in nature. They imply, and typically reflect, not only common security concerns but also political and operational coordination between the deterrent power and its allies and/or partners.

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