What does "deterrence" mean in this sentence?
The constraints on Japanese conduct, however, military deterrence and trade restrictions, were not in Hull’s hands.
- robert2020Lv 61 month agoFavorite Answer
This is referring to Cordell Hull. Just before world war II. He was secretary of state at that time. It means in that possition he didn't t have the power to actually so much. Certainly anything involving military force or with trade restriction laws.
Deterrence==To make less likely. Moderate the chance.Source(s): Studied history of that era.
- RPLv 71 month ago
In this sentence, deterrence means prevention.