Deterrence Theory

Sanctions these threats can be non hostile timing who

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Unformatted text preview: eterrent threats Threat intended to keep them from starting something Effectiveness of deterrence depends on convincing the opponent that you possess the will and capacity to punish severely if they initiate the action Discourage through fear Deterrence - raising the costs or reducing the benefits of that action Threat of retaliation for action that has not happened yet Three primary distinctions Timing Methods Measures of Success Ex. Sanctions, these threats can be non- hostile Timing: Who makes the first move? Compellence You do! The punishment is administered UNTIL the other acts Dynamic Deterrence Opponent The punishment is administered IF the enemy attacks Static Timing is up to the opponent! Timing tends to be indefinite, static Methods Compellence Overt act is up to you...
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