scorched earth policy

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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
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scorched earth policy

n (Mil) → Politik fder verbrannten Erde
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scorched earth policy

[ˌskɔːtʃtˈɜːθˌpɒlɪsɪ] ntattica del fare terra bruciata
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With this convenient excuse in hand, and while only paying lip service to the 'peace process', the regime is continuing full steam with its scorched-earth policies of indiscriminate aerial bombardment in urban areas, siege warfare, torture and extrajudicial killings.
The effects of NATO high explosives on the camps and infrastructure of the Serbian occupiers of Kosovo were compounded by Milosevic's scorched-earth policies.