second strike


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second strike

[′sek·ənd ′strīk]
(ordnance)
The first counterblow of a war (generally associated with nuclear operations).
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The issue of second strike capability came up in the context of the conventional superiority enjoyed by India and the options for Pakistan.
He said Pakistan had a nuclear parity with India and was confident about the credibility of its nuclear deterrence, which has been bolstered by the possession of second strike capability, efficient delivery systems and a sound command and control system.
And Ipswich dragged themselves level against League One North End on 76 minutes, after Garner's second strike, when David McGoldrick headed in a Carlos Edwards cross.
Over the second strike period British Airways plans to run a full operation using its own aircraft at London Gatwick Airport, as well as all London City Airport operations.
It would have been the second strike in a month at So gefi Filtration Ltd in Llantrisant Business Park and staff were working to rule.
More than 400 workers staged a walkout two weeks ago and after union bosses condemned the company's refusal to negotiate changes to working practices last week a second strike was arranged.
In second strike in a day, US unmanned aircraft fired 2 missiles hit a house in Mandoi area of South Waziristan, killing 14 people.
In the second strike, they said, a suspected militant hideout was targeted.
According to BA's announcement yesterday, arrivals and departures in the region will indeed be affected despite the airline saying that it "has been able to expand the flight schedule for the second strike period because of the increased numbers of cabin crew wishing to work as normal" and confirmed that "70 per cent of all long haul flights are operating as planned.
THE Royal Mail will be a hit by its second strike in three days today when hundreds of staff walk out from 6am to noon.
The strike is one of two one-day strikes expected to hit Italy between 6-7 September, with the second strike having been called by the Sult transportation federation for 6 September.
A strike in June would be the second strike endured by the Claremont this year.