The cold war setting does lend itself to an interesting look at 80s American-Soviet tensions and the idea of mutually assured destruction even if those born after the fall of the Berlin Wall might struggle to see the significance.
What does MAD stand for?
MAD stands for Mutually Assured Destruction
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- Military and Government
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We have 312 other meanings of MAD in our Acronym Attic
- Multiaperture Device
- Multimedia Art Design (various locations)
- Multiple Access Device
- Multiple Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase
- Multiple Administrative Domain (computing)
- Multiple Ascending Dose (clinical trials)
- Multiwavelength Anomalous Diffraction
- Museum of Arts & Design (formerly American Craft Museum)
- Music and Design
- Music Art Dance (various organizations)
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e first s of w, m r n ct, ion sured It was like an unspoken contract, like football's version of Mutually Assured Destruction.
Netanyahu cited Professor Bernard Lewis, who noted that for the Ayatollahs of Iran, mutually assured destruction is not a deterrent, it's an inducement.
50 Paperback PS374 How did the way we think of time change during the Cold War, when mutually assured destruction by nuclear bombardment brought into question like never before, the possibility of the future, and specifically how did writers register this in narrative experimentation?
She added that the next step is "to move our relationship with Russia from one based on Mutually Assured Destruction to one on Mutually Assured Stability.
India and Pakistan are a danger to each other rather than to others, but appear to be feeling the inhibitory effects of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) as much as did the U.
Mutually Assured Destruction is the strategy preached by the Masters of War in most powerful countries.