economic warfare


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economic warfare

[‚ek·ə′näm·ik ′wȯr‚fer]
(ordnance)
The defensive use in peacetime, as well as during a war, of any means by military and civilian agencies to maintain or expand the economic potential for war of a nation and its (probable) allies; and, conversely, the offensive use of any measure in peace or war to diminish or neutralize the economic potential for war of the (likely) enemy nation and its accomplices.
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Beyond any reasonable doubt, the US-led economic warfare AND the threat of military action failed to reach a deal with Tehran.
Of course, the US and its allies have already engaged in inhuman economic warfare against ordinary citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Trying to solve it now through economic warfare is not going to work.
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Separate sections are devoted to naval, air, ground, and economic warfare, and one section is dedicated to the deception traditions of Britain, America, Russia, and China.
Economic warfare has occurred for centuries, traditionally involving measures such as blockades, tariffs, currency manipulation, and embargoes.
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Lacking the resources and the ability to maneuver the markets, many Iranians have, however, become the collateral damage in the economic warfare.
It has transcended criminal actions, it is de facto, economic warfare, and we are being beaten badly.
the reality is that they are simply a form of protectionism that invites retaliation from abroad and leads to economic warfare that reduces activity, profits and wages for all.