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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4bn to PSI found the from Mr Lewis most ridiculous I have year but as I am such a A nuclear strike, whether it is a pre-emptive strike or a retaliatory strike, will always put us at risk H John
So after the US first strike lunges into the heart of China or Russia the so-called missile defense shield would then be used to pick of these retaliatory strikes," he reiterated.
official told CNN the United States has obtained intelligence indicating that Iran 'may be planning' such a retaliatory strike.
Louis CharbonneauIn the face of a UN Security Council deadlocked on Syria, the United States and its allies could seek other means of legitimizing any retaliatory strike they launch against Syria's government for last week's alleged gas attack on civilians.
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.
It has now been suggested a concerted effort may be made to scrap the preferential status enjoyed by the Home Nations - but Horne does not see Fifa launching a retaliatory strike.
North Korea has criticised major land and sea military exercises staged by the South, but stopped short of threatening a retaliatory strike as tension remained high on the divided 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.
If the enemies recklessly opt for intercepting our satellite, our revolutionary armed forces will launch without hesitation a just retaliatory strike operation not only against all the interceptor means involved but against the strongholds of the US and Japanese aggressors," the general staff of the North's military said.
This is clearly a retaliatory strike for Posh Spice moving to Los Angeles" - Comic actor Ricky Gervais has written to US President Barack Obama complaining that socialite Paris Hilton is house-hunting near his north London home