Still, the American presence in Iraq will have a deterrent value in our dealings with Iran.
What should calm the waters in the Mideast, as in Asia, is confidence in the U.S. deterrent power.
I know it is not a deterrent since the nightly news tells us it does not deter.
And to do that, they realize, they must create a deterrent by letting Pyongyang know they will retaliate against attacks.
Still, there may be a deterrent for women that is far less spoken about, at least in polite circles.
It was at once a deterrent from crime and a vindication of the majesty of the law.
The ease of getting a livelihood acts as a deterrent to ambition.
It was almost impossible that she could know anything of the deterrent force exercised on Swithin by his dead uncle that morning.
It is a deterrent for others, not a healing process for the man himself.
This is a deterrent which only acts beneficially when punishment is certain, or nearly certain.