counterstroke


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counterstroke

n
1. a counterattack
2. (Military) a counterattack
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LOS ANGELES -- Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released ''The Interview'' online Wednesday -- an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled the Christmas release of the comedy depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Joffre's revised plan also called for the newly assembled French Sixth Army in Paris to be ready for a quick counterstroke.
This move by the BJP could be seen as a counterstroke to Congress trying to rope in cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar for campaigning in the Madhya Pradesh assembly polls, held on 25 November.
He concedes that the Bush administration's initial counterstroke in Afghanistan was "one of the most stunning unconventional military victories in modern history, overthrowing the Taliban in a matter of weeks with only some four hundred American soldiers and intelligence officers on the ground, working with tens of thousands of men in the Northern Alliance and the targeted wrath of the US Air Force.
Since Russia has no capability of invading the United States, a nuclear attack, even massive, which would be followed by an American counterstroke equally powerful, can be considered a likely event only if one can believe that the Russian political leadership is maniacally suicidal.
Somehow, this predicament of irony or ambiguity is less relevant in connection with Warsaw, where the Poles rebuilt the heart of their capital as the first meaningful counterstroke in response to the German effort to destroy Polish society.
As she watched the San Francisco media fume, Jervis mustered her skills at political maneuvering and prepared a brilliant counterstroke.
The Allied counterstroke on the Marne had made possible something few on the Allied side even dared to dream in early July: the end of the war in 1918.
Having endured a malicious attack upon his reputation by journalist-author Carol Off in her book The Lion, The Fox and The Eagle, MacKenzie launches a masterful counterstroke in this memoir.
No one told me that Richard could have had a counterstroke in the days straight afterwards, and that it might be fatal," Maria says.
Rommel again organised his trademark rapid counterstroke.