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scorched earth policy

n
1. (Military) the policy in warfare of removing or destroying everything that might be useful to an invading enemy, esp by fire
2. (Economics) commerce a manoeuvre by a company expecting an unwelcome takeover bid in which apparent profitability is greatly reduced by a reversible operation, such as borrowing at an exorbitant interest rate
Translations

scorched earth policy

n (Mil) → Politik fder verbrannten Erde

scorched earth policy

[ˌskɔːtʃtˈɜːθˌpɒlɪsɪ] ntattica del fare terra bruciata
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Photos taken on Saturday morning show a large patch of scorched earth.
Baghdad / NINA /--Leading member of Iraqi forces parliamentary bloc MP Thafir al-Aani warned in a statement today, Minister of Defense to not allow the practice of scorched earth in populated cities in Anbar, referring to irresponsible statements by politicians characterized of vengeance against cities and population of Anbar , stressing the necessity to use maximum protection measures to spare civilians from random military actions, holding defense minister responsible for retaliatory acts against citizens who do not threat security.
According to the Washington Times, individuals from a population of 300,000 Afghans, who literally ran for their lives from Mohammed Fazl in 1999, are responding with fear and dismay to the release of the notorious commander, who perpetrated a scorched earth offensive to obtain control.
Investigating officers visited the site and found a large pile of mixed waste that included green waste, wood, plastics, metal, rubble and soils, and there were clear signs of scorched earth.
NNA - The Syrian volcano is spewing lava all over various Lebanese factions and the point is to evade a widespread scorched earth impact, minister of Justice Ashraf Rifi told an LBCI talkshow today.
Scorched Earth by Robert Muchamore This is the seventh book in Muchamore's Henderson's Boys series.
December 14, 2013 (KHARTOUM) -- The Sudanese government is continuing its scorched earth policy in South Kordofan, with a series of recent bomb attacks displacing thousands of people and causing widespread destruction of property, the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) said in a statement.
1812: Napoleon entered Moscow which had been abandoned by the Russians and their scorched earth policy.
1812: Napoleon entered Moscow, which had been abandoned by the Russians and their scorched earth policy.
The scorched earth policy of the Conservatives will cost them dearly.
And Defiance desperately tries to move the world of MMO shooters into a brave new direction, set on the scorched earth of our post-apocalyptic planet.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran's Envoy to Syria Mohammad Reza Rauf Sheibani said that the Syrian rebels have failed in their plots in the country's Northwestern city of Aleppo and are now pursuing the policy of scorched earth there.