What the text refers to as the "balance of terror" was meant to deter combatants from attacking each other because any nuclear attack would be met with retaliation, destroying both superpowers. This understanding was known officially as

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      Star Wars.
      Fail-Safe.
      On the Beach.
      Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD).
asked Apr 11, 2013 in Social Studies by anonymous
    

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Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD).
answered Apr 13, 2013 by CoolCat ~Expert~ (2,305 points)

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