Nuclear deterrence and torture

Is there a relationship between the nuclear deterrence policy of Mutual Assured Destruction and torture? In other words, if I support MAD should I support torture? Or, if I oppose torture, should I oppose MAD? Eugene Volokh discusses these questions.

Would you say: Look, killing millions of civilians is just patently depraved, the ends don’t justify the means, any decent person should be able to see that and denounce strategies that rely on the commitment to use such techniques; end of story?

Worth a read.