First-strike



noun
1.
the initial use of nuclear weapons in a conflict, in which the attacker tries to destroy the adversary’s strategic nuclear forces.
adjective
1.
(of a nuclear missile) intended for use in an opening attack calculated to destroy the enemy’s nuclear weapons

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