second strike

second strike
   Nuclear warfare jargon, and not a further blow from the party making the first strike.
   A second-strike capability is your ability to reply in kind to a nuclear attack, inflicting secondstrike destruction:
    Both superpowers have to bear in mind the high probability of second-strike destruction. (Hackett, 1978)

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