Tuesday, November 21, 2023

How Deterrence Works

I'm taking this massive tome with me to Alabama. I'm over half way done. 

This far I've learned that deterrence always consists of two components:

1. Demonstrable superior strength in terms of the common triad of military, economic, and diplomatic assets, and making sure that any potential adversary knows this fact.

2. The national will to deploy these means to vanquish any adversary or bend them to your desired outcome. 

I look forward to finishing the book.