what does "armory" here mean?
There lies at the heart of deterrence . . inescapable paradox: the more seriously the possessor is believed capable in extremis of using the armory, the less likely it is that others will cause or allow circumstances to arise challenging its use. The converse is also true. (Sir Michael Quinlan)
【does it mean"as long as you have armory(powerful weapons?e.g. atomic bomb), people will not dare to attack you? even if you will not actually use them?"】