This promotes peace and deters war.
Some horses, good performers over any description of fence, will not jump water under any circumstances; while the chance of a ducking deters many from riding at it; and, however bold the horse may be, he will soon refuse water if his rider be perpetually in two minds when approaching it.
Thus, debt aversion deters entry into higher education.
In essence, information warfare attacks on the United States are deterred by the same policy that deters other types of attack.
The difficulty of wintering the Brompton Stocks deters many from attempting their cultivation, and many die, even in a mild winter.