strategic attack


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strategic attack

[strə′tē·jik ə′tak]
(ordnance)
An attack by means of aerospace forces directed at selected vital targets of an enemy nation so as to destroy its war-making capacity or will to fight.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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