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Definition

A deterrent is a

measure that discourages, complicates, or delays an adversary's action or occurrence by instilling fear, doubt, or anxiety.[1]

Overview

"A deterrent reduces threat by decreasing the likelihood of an attempted attack."[2]

References

  1. DHS Risk Lexicon, at 11.
  2. DHS Risk Lexicon, App. A, at 44.

See also

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