Key Terms

Nuclear non-proliferation – Preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.

Nuclear proliferation – The spread of Nuclear weapons between states.

Disarmament – The reduction/ withdrawal of military forces and weapons.

Horizontal proliferation – The spread of weapons to  non-state actors.

Vertical proliferation – The advancement of nuclear weapons.

Nuclear Deterrence – Deter attack from other states through use of nuclear weapons

Mutually Assured Destruction -A doctrine that assumes that each side has
enough nuclear weaponry to destroy the other side.

Conventional Weapons – Weapons in wide use that are not weapons of mass destruction