second strike

(redirected from Survivable nuclear force)
Also found in: Dictionary.

second strike

[′sek·ənd ′strīk]
(ordnance)
The first counterblow of a war (generally associated with nuclear operations).
References in periodicals archive ?
Other arguments for a positive association between the spread of survivable nuclear forces and international stability appear in Martin Van Creveld, Nuclear Proliferation and the Future of Conflict (New York: The Free Press, 1993).
- India accords high priority for developing effective and survivable nuclear forces based on a triad in keeping with the objectives outlined above.
Over the next 10 years the United States intends to maintain survivable nuclear forces that are sufficient to retain superiority in the eyes of potentially hostile foreign powers.

Full browser ?