Second-strike



[sek-uh nd-strahyk] /ˈsɛk əndˈstraɪk/
adjective
1.
noting, pertaining to, or using nuclear forces capable of withstanding attack and retaliating after an adversary has launched a first strike.
second-strike
adjective
1.
(of a nuclear weapon) intended to be used in a counterattack in response to a nuclear attack
2.
(of a strategy) based on the concept of surviving an initial nuclear attack with enough nuclear weaponry to retaliate

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