counterstroke

counterstroke

n
1. a counterattack
2. (Military) a counterattack
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(I would include not only diehard Duterte supporters in this number but even many in the opposition, who invariably see every Duterte move as strategic, every counterstroke a masterstroke.)
After the INF treaty, Russia in a counterstroke targeted the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
The counterstroke came in the form of devaluations and trickle-down mantra of a consumer economy.
With the situation looking worse by the hour, Kluge knew he had to launch his counterstroke as soon as possible.
Initially, this did not work; the UN and ROK troops were pushed into a perimeter at Pusan on the southern tip of the peninsula, but MacArthur was planning a counterstroke. Operation Chromite was to be an amphibious assault at Inchon, the port city near Seoul, which would take place in mid-September.
Crusoe finally asserts that God gives all beings, even the devil, time in which to repent and be forgiven, to which Friday, in a masterful counterstroke, replies: "That well; so you, I, devil, all wicked, all preserve, repent, God pardon all" (RC 168).
With correspondences with Al Aronowitz, James Baldwin, Harvey Breit, Aldous Huxley, and Truman Capote, the counterstroke to beatnik literary and occult glories was studied and wed to pragmatic assessments.
During the second week of March, the PAVN counterstroke intensified leaving Gen.
The former pupil praises the headmaster for his distinction in verses, albeit with reservation; and with even more publicity than was the case at the Eton flogging block, where part of the humiliation was being exposed in nakedness and vulnerability before the other pupils, he administers a counterstroke both to Hawtrey's "well-played stroke" in a language game and to strokes of a more literal and physically painful kind.
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. Moltke was aware that French forces building up in Paris were becoming formidable and that sizable German forces would be needed to hold them off, until the envelopment of the main French armies had been completed.