Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A retaliatory attack conducted with weapons designed to withstand an initial nuclear attack (a ‘first strike’)[as modifier] ‘each of the superpowers had a credible second-strike capability’
- ‘There's no harm in having second-strike capability, just don't use it.’
- ‘Yet even as the bomber forces were being built, another technology was offering more assurance of a second-strike capability: the long-range ballistic missile.’
- ‘The old generals on TV talk of first strike and second-strike capabilities as though they're discussing a family board game.’
- ‘Lo Chih-cheng, a political analyst at the Institute for National Policy Research, expressed a wish that the US would help Taiwan develop its second-strike capability against Chinese attacks.’
- ‘The Pentagon drew up a second strike plan, and the White House again killed it.’
- ‘Defining ‘unacceptable damage’: According to the logic of nuclear deterrence thinking, it is not enough to have a second-strike capacity that survives a possible first strike.’
- ‘This in turn required each side to possess a guaranteed second-strike capability, one which could survive the opponent's massive, and possibly unanticipated, first strike.’
- ‘The key to deterrence is a second-strike capacity - the ability to absorb an attack on one's nuclear arsenal and still mount a nuclear response.’
- ‘It is pursuing second-strike capability via sub-launched missiles.’
- ‘In a throwback to Cold War parlance, this is called ‘assured retaliation, second strike capability’.’
- ‘Then the hangars could be emptied for a second strike, and afterwards planes could be recovered to be rearmed and refueled.’
- ‘Capable of remaining submerged, nuclear-capable submarines would be the most difficult of the nuclear-delivery platforms to detect and engage, which enhances their relevance as a credible second-strike capability.’
- ‘India however has always maintained caution, forever urging the international community to accept Pakistan as a state sponsor of terrorism, and at all times upheld its second-strike policy.’
- ‘The value of second-strike capability is debatable.’
- ‘Last month it ordered two nuclear submarines from Germany in order to let Tehran know it has second-strike capacity should Tel Aviv be hit.’
- ‘With the raising of this division, the architecture of India's nuclear second strike capability is clearer.’
- ‘Mofaz was inspecting the refitting of an Israeli Dolphin-class submarine, which experts say could be armed with nuclear missiles, giving Israel a second-strike capability if it were attacked with weapons of mass destruction.’
- ‘An air dropped bomb is perhaps the farthest from a second strike weapon on the subcontinent.’
- ‘Leaders from both countries have spoken openly about the obscenity of ‘first strikes’ or ‘second strikes’, and their willingness to use nuclear warheads.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.