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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By: Yasmine Hassan CAIRO -- 28 May 2017: Libya has been proclaiming its support for Egypt's military campaign and its full solidarity with Egyptian authorities, from the moment the Egyptian Army launched its first retaliatory strike on terrorist camps in its western neighbor on Friday evening.
Kim warned that the US should not misjudge the reality that its mainland and operations in the Pacific region are in North Korea's "sighting range for strike and that it has all powerful means for retaliatory strike," according to the report.
However, the US then carried out a retaliatory strike, firing 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase.
"If the aggressors and provocateurs dare mount a preemptive attack on the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea], they will not be able to escape a merciless, nuclear retaliatory strike of justice," North Korean daily Rodong Sinmun said in a commentary, according to South Korea's (http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/northkorea/2016/10/05/92/0401000000AEN20161005008400315F.html) Yonhap News Agency.
"If the regime persistently tightens the 'sanctions,' pursuant to the policy of the U.S., it will only invite a merciless retaliatory strike of the DPRK at the strongholds of all forms of 'sanctions' including inspection of vessels and sea blockade," it said.
HACIPASA, Turkey (TAP) - The Turkish military launched a retaliatory strike on Syria on Monday after a mortar bomb fired from Syrian soil landed in countryside in Turkey's southern province of Hatay, a Turkish state official said.
Hajji Abdul Khaleq, a tribal elder, said the fighters attacked the helicopter near the military base of foreign troops, but they were shot dead in retaliatory strike. The victims' bodies were transferred to Khogyani district hospital by the area people.
In the run-up to the drill, the North's reaction was relatively calm in comparison with its threats of a retaliatory strike made as recently as last week, before Monday's live firing drill on Yeonpyeong, which lies in disputed waters off the west coast of the peninsula.
In another incident, Taliban militants stormed a checkpost in Chishti Mela, area of Central Orakzai Tehsil, prompting a retaliatory strike by the army that left eight killed and another three injured.
This is clearly a retaliatory strike for Posh Spice moving to LA."
Guilmartin said in the vignette, "Perhaps prompted by a retaliatory strike on mainland targets by A-6s based on the USS Coral Sea, the Khmer Rouge released the Mayaguez's crew, sending them out in a Thai fishing boat" (80).
The Battle of Tallaseehatchee took place in place in November of 1813 and was a retaliatory strike by Andrew Jackson and the Tennessee Militia against the Red Stick Creek for an earlier massacre at Fort Mims, Alabama.