counterforce


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coun·ter·force

 (koun′tər-fôrs′)
n.
A contrary or opposing force, especially a military force capable of destroying the nuclear armaments of an enemy.

counterforce

(ˈkaʊntəˌfɔːs)
n
(General Physics) a force that acts in opposition to another force

coun•ter•force

(ˈkaʊn tərˌfɔrs, -ˌfoʊrs)

n.
a contrary or opposing force, tendency, etc.
[1600–10]

counterforce

The employment of strategic air and missile forces in an effort to destroy, or render impotent, selected military capabilities of an enemy force under any of the circumstances by which hostilities may be initiated.
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And counterforce targeting would usually point to first use, indeed pre-emption with the intention of taking out the enemy's arsenal and degrading its politico-military capabilities.
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commitment to missile defense, nuclear superiority, counterforce targeting, multiple independently targeted reentry vehicles (MIRVs), and nuclear nonproliferation can all be seen in this light.
The scholar warned that the developments indicate that the Indians are 'preparing for nuclear war fighting, escalation dominance, besides achieving compellence during crisis.' He was concerned that with Indians are already talking about pre-emptive counterforce strikes; to go for the 'overkill' and can also start a 'limited war against Pakistan'.
The scholar warned that the developments indicate that Indians are 'preparing for nuclear war fighting, escalation dominance, besides achieving compellence during crisis.' He was concerned that Indians are already talking about pre-emptive counterforce strikes; to go for the 'overkill' and can also start a 'limited war against Pakistan'.
* Goal of splinting: To dampen or disperse the forces at the painful area via a counterforce brace (FIGURE 3).
It is a restorative, balancing counterforce in a world fraught with destabilising and partisan forces.