preventive strike

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a strike that is carried out in order to deter expected aggression by hostile forces

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Although Iraq turned out not to have nuclear or other WMDs, future preventive strikes against states with those weapons and thought to support terrorists might be justified by governments as preventive attacks on regimes that also serve as preemption against terrorists supported by those regimes.
Thus, Israel's 1981 attack on the Iraqi nuclear facility at Osirak faced condemnation by the Security Council as an unlawful preventive strike.
Lukacs correctly dismisses the notion that the German attack was to preempt Stalin's own plans for a preventive strike.
Just as the Bush Doctrine appeared to become a reality with the 2003 war against Iraq, the Begin Doctrine became a reality with the Israeli preventive strike on Iraq's nuclear power reactor, called Osiraq, in 1981.
On preemption, the author linked two instances from the Cold War era associated with preemptive use of force in counterprolifetration policy: the US consideration in the early 1960s of a preventive strike on China's nuclear weapon facilities and Israel's June 1981 bombing of Iraq's Osiraq nuclear reactor.
Given the limits of any preventive strike, perhaps the United States should not restrict its goal in Iran to simply nuclear disarmament, but opt instead for the broader objective of regime change.
The United States, therefore, has an obligation to warn its allies in advance to prepare for the figurative "fallout" from a preventive strike.
This time round the first leg will take place in London and UEFA will make a preventive strike in a bid to stop any more animosity.
doctrine of ''preemption'' -- mounting a preventive strike on a terrorist organization or a ''rogue state'' -- is an open challenge to the U.
We must make a preventive strike, and take the battle to their territory," she said.
For this reason, these states could become the target of an Israeli preventive strike (with possible U.
If future research confirms the role of the revved-up mast cell, researchers might attempt a preventive strike with drugs that quiet these cells, comments L.
Analysts can happily theorise about a disarming preventive strike, but the risks - to both the US and its allies - are so serious that no sane politician would authorise one.
At any rate, a more or less permanent occupation of Iraq means further civilian deaths, curfew, settlements, closed military zone, no-fly zone, administrative detention, siege, preventive strike, terrorist infrastructure, transfer, et al.
Without a carrier to target, Iran would have fewer ways to escalate "big" after a preventive strike.
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