Deterrence is a relation between strategies of players involved in a game. An index of deterrence is introduced as a quantitative measure of how effective deterrence is. Using this index of deterrence, the relation between payoffs and deterrence is studied in a concrete case. As it turns out, 'more focused' deterrence here typically leads to higher payoffs for the party whose strategies are deterred, and lower payoffs for the party who can play the deterrent strategies.
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