What is conventional warfare?
Conventional warfare is a form of warfare conducted by using conventional weapons and battlefield tactics between two or more states in open confrontation. The forces on each side are well-defined, and fight using weapons that primarily target the opponent's military.
What is military deterrence?
Deterrence is the ability to prevent an unwanted military action through the threat of consequences, thereby avoiding a larger conflict of risking American lives.
To learn more, watch “Acting from Strength: Achieving Deterrence in Foreign Policy.”