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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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This is not all the danger, for there is yet more to be apprehended from the unwholesomeness of the air, and the vapours which arise from the scorched earth at the fall of the first showers, than from the torrents and rivers.
Around 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh were forced out by a scorched earth campaign by Burmese security forces that began last August.
1812 Napoleon entered Moscow, which had been abandoned by the Russians and their scorched earth policy.
Literally and figuratively, this is a scorched earth budget that represents an all out assault on clean air, water, and land," Gina McCarthy, who served as EPA administrator during the final years of the Obama administration, said in a (https://www.
In an echo of the scorched earth tactics of Saddam Hussein's defeated army in the first Gulf War, the fanatics of so-called Islamic State are torching wells in the oilfield around Mosul.
They have taken over a mountainous area and keep the 'hom' (humans) behind the line of scorched earth which they have created to mark out their territory.
But changing the recurring future of a scorched earth depends on the deus ex machina of Trinity's father's time machine, which sends Emmy and the pure-blooded dragons a million years into the past.
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.